RE: [xsl] can you select name() of attributes?

Subject: RE: [xsl] can you select name() of attributes?
From: "Michael Kay" <mhk@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 11:08:24 +0100
> I want something that selects all the names of the 
> attributes. Is something 
> like the following possible?
> <xsl:variable name="Attr" select="$Doc/@*/name()"/> or
> <xsl:variable name="Attr" select="$Doc/name(@*)"/>

The XPath type system doesn't allow sequences of strings, so you can't
assign a collection of names to a variable. (As DC pointed out, you can
iterate over this collection, though).

XPath 2.0 does allow sequences of strings. However the "/" operator only
works on sequences of nodes (a much-debated question). So you would write:

<xsl:variable name="attr" select="for $n in $Doc/@* return name($n)"/>

This then allows

if ($attr = 'abc')

to test if any of the names is equal to 'abc'.

Michael Kay

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