Re: [xsl] Avoiding dummy xsl:if with apply-templates

Subject: Re: [xsl] Avoiding dummy xsl:if with apply-templates
From: Frans Englich <frans.englich@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 13:59:44 +0000
On Sunday 13 February 2005 04:02, G. Ken Holman wrote:
> At 2005-02-13 03:53 +0000, Frans Englich wrote:
> >I find myself struggling with a construct I often need: conditionally,
> >"else",
> >do something radically different depending on input.
> >
> >For example:
> >
> >            <xsl:variable name="el" select="elements" />
> >             <xsl:if test="count($el)">
> But you don't need a variable above, test="location-path" will return false
> if the return is an empty node-set.

Yes, I did it for keeping the (large) pattern in one place instead of two, and 
for optimization, to have it evaluated only once. But that's perhaps 



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