Re: [xsl] which is faster?

Subject: Re: [xsl] which is faster?
From: tom.kirkpatrick@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2005 10:58:45 +0000
OK, I understand that now - thanks.

Now I am experiencing a little problem whn using those keys though.
I call this template from two different places. When called from within 
one template everything is fine, however when called from another 
template, the very presence of the <xs:key> element stops the thing from 

I have removed all changes I made to this template to get it working ok 
again. Now just putting that <xsl:key> element in the stylesheet stops it 

any ideas why this might be?

David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
04/02/2005 10:39
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I can only seem to get that to work if I define the key outside the
template... is this normal?

yes xsl:key is a top level instruction (like xsl:template)

what is the purpose of that for-each loop? Could you not just go:

That very example appears in teh XSLT spec. A key() lookup looks up keys
in teh current document, so if you want to look yo keys in another
document you have to (In XSLT1) for-each yourself to that document

well the answer is no! I just tried it and it doesn't work... but why not?
You are not using anything from that xsl:for-each loop in the call to
xsl:value-of are you?

Yes the value-of is evaluated in the context of the current document,
and for-each changes that.


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