Re: [xsl] Aborting XSL processing during a run....

Subject: Re: [xsl] Aborting XSL processing during a run....
From: JBryant@xxxxxxxxx
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 09:30:01 -0600
You wish to stop processing if a particular attribute is not present? I 
think you'd have to stop processing before you begin, really, thus:

<xsl:template match="/">
  <xsl:if test="someNode[@someAttribute]">

As Andrew Welch pointed out (message arrived while I wrote this, in fact), 
if you want to process part of the thing and then stop at the missing 
attribute, you're out of luck (I think).

Jay Bryant
Bryant Communication Services
(presently consulting at Synergistic Solution Technologies)

ben senior <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
02/11/2005 09:04 AM
Please respond to


Re: [xsl] Aborting XSL processing during a run....

Apologies. By +irregularity+ I do NOT mean an error in the XML. I should 
have said that , + in some particular case + we wish to bring the XSL 
processing to a close.

Any ideas?



Andrew Welch wrote:

>>We're using XSL to generate PHP code. Given a particular 
>>irregularity in 
>>the incoming XML (a missing attribute) we would like to output a PHP 
>>line (to throw an exception) and then to STOP the processing then and 
>>there (match nothing more and end) but without the processing 
>>I've looked through my XSL books but not come up with anything...
>>Does anybody have a suggestion?
>XML Schema, Relax NG or some other validation tool

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