Re: [xsl] Dynamic XPath

Subject: Re: [xsl] Dynamic XPath
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 10:19:25 -0400
At 2003-05-23 15:08 +0100, Philip Fitzsimons wrote:
What I would like to do is:
        <!--<xsl:variable name="dynamicPath" select="/document/*[position()
= 2]" />-->
        <xsl:variable name="dynamicPath"
select="/document/section/keep/pear" />
        <xsl:variable name="textContent" select="{$dynamicPath}/text()" />

You are not showing what I would call "a dynamic XPath". Consider:

        <xsl:variable name="dynamicPath"
                     select="/document/section/keep/pear" />
        <xsl:variable name="textContent" select="$dynamicPath/text()" />

I've modified the second instruction above, such that the node-set variable named $dynamicPath, which includes the nodes selected by your XPath expression in the first insturction, is used to address all the text nodes from each.

It is very acceptable to begin an XPath expression with a reference to a node-set variable.

What did you mean by "dynamic"?

................. Ken

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