Re: [xsl] Infinite Loop when param empty

Subject: Re: [xsl] Infinite Loop when param empty
From: david_n_bertoni@xxxxxxxxxx
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 12:06:50 -0700
> I have a param which is populated with an XML source.
> The paramter is declared like this:
> <xsl:param name="ENTRY_TEMPLATE" select="/"/>
> My top level match is:
> <xsl:template match="/">
> Within this template rule I apply the following:
> <xsl:apply-templates select="$ENTRY_TEMPLATE"/>
> If the param ENTRY_TEMPLATE is not set, I end up with an infinite loop.
> this normal behaviour?  I'm guessing that maybe it is bad practice to
> declare the param as I have.

You are instantiating xsl:apply-templates with the root node in a template
that matches the root node, which will certainly result in an infinite

> Any clues on this?

Perhaps you want an empty node-set, if the param is not set?

<xsl:param name="ENTRY_TEMPLATE" select="/.."/>


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