RE: [xsl] attribute of a single-tag node

Subject: RE: [xsl] attribute of a single-tag node
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2006 15:21:56 -0000
> sorry for my probably incorrect terminology, but when I say 
> single- tag nodes I mean a node like <img src="..."> in HTML. 

As far as the result tree is concerned, you just want an empty element - an
element with no children.

But you seem more concerned with serialization. Just specify <xsl:output
method="xml"/> or <xsl:output method="html"/> and you will get a
serialization that works. It might not be exactly how you wanted it, but it
will be equivalent.

> If I want to create such a tag with specific attributes, how 
> do I go about doing that? I guess I can't use <xsl:attribute> 
> because that has to be defined inside the tag.
> Is this the only possible way of doing it:
> <img>
>    <xsl:attribute name="src">
>         <xsl:text><xsl:value-of select="$src"/></xsl:text>
>    </xsl:attribute>
> </img>

Actually that's illegal: you can't have elements within xsl:text. But it's
grossly unnecessary anyway. Just write:

 <img src="{@src}"/>

Michael Kay

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