Re: [xsl] collect elements into variable and apply-templates

Subject: Re: [xsl] collect elements into variable and apply-templates
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 15:15:02 -0500
At 2004-02-19 19:50 +0000, Rui Alberto L." Gonçalves wrote:
I need to collect some elements from a document into a
variable and then apply-templates the the resulting variable:

Then use the node set data type and not a result tree fragment data type.

<xsl:variable name="a" select="xxx/*"/>
<xsl:apply-templates select="$a"/>

What you are doing is creating a fragment of the result tree, which in XSLT 1.0 cannot be processed as if it were a collection of source tree nodes. Many processors and XSLT 1.1 do allow you to do this, but for the example you have, you can just use a simple node-set variable.

I hope this helps.

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

<xsl:template match="doc">
  <xsl:variable name="a">
    <xsl:for-each select="xxx/*">
        <xsl:copy-of select="."/>

  <!-- ILLEGAL -->
  <xsl:apply-templates select="$a"/>


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