Re: [xsl] Split into numbered files: without side-effect? (XSLT 2)

Subject: Re: [xsl] Split into numbered files: without side-effect? (XSLT 2)
From: "Dimitre Novatchev" <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 05:46:10 -0700
On 9/28/07, Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 1) I'm still "cheating" somehow, by using saxon:evaluate. If
> > I wanted to do without, which way would I have to go,
> > roughly? (Is this related to Joe's comment "if the full
> > XPaths are stored in the config file then some extension is
> > needed to evaluate these dynamically"?)
> If you've got XPath expressions stored in an XML document, then the only way
> to evaluate them with standard XSLT is to generate a stylesheet and then
> execute it.

It is not the only way.

Someone (like me) may be able to parse  an XPath expression using pure
XSLT (say for example with the FXSL LR Parsing Framework). Of course,
parsing is only half the way. The parsed expression need be
interpreted and this needs the context to be specified as well.

Certainly, in most cases such "dinamism" is not needed and may be avoided.

Dimitre Novatchev
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