Re: [xsl] Getting variable yet most immediate parentNode

Subject: Re: [xsl] Getting variable yet most immediate parentNode
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 12:04:13 -0400
At 11:56 AM 9/28/2007, Steve wrote:
<!-- Doesn't work. Ignores all @name -->
<xsl:value-of select="(@name|.)[1]" />

This won't work since the current node will always precede any @name attribute in document order. Try select="(.|@name)[last()]" (which adds the value of the @name attribute, if there is one, in preference to the value of the node) or the more explicit (but slightly different)

<xsl:value-of select="."/>
<xsl:if test="not(normalize-space())">
  <xsl:value-of select="@name"/>

... which adds the value of a @name attribute if the current node has no value.


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