[xsl] Custom node-set in a variable

Subject: [xsl] Custom node-set in a variable
From: "Lyublinski, Leonid" <Leonid.Lyublinski@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 09:42:25 -0500
I have a simple template which copies entire XML tree doing some
attribute transformations.
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
   <xsl:template match="*|@*|comment()|processing-instruction()">
         <xsl:apply-templates select="node()|@*" />

   <xsl:template match="*/text()">

Now I need to exclude certain xml elements from the transformations by
The list of such elements is long.
Can I use a variable inside my XSL as a custom node-set, something like:
   <xsl:variable name="bypass-names">
      <element1 />
      <element2 />

And what would be the good way to handle the exclusion, keeping in mind
Please advice

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