Re: [xsl] self axis vs .

Subject: Re: [xsl] self axis vs .
From: "Mukul Gandhi" <gandhi.mukul@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2008 19:14:35 +0530
On Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 3:36 AM, Florent Georges <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>    <xsl:apply-template select="*"/>
>    <xsl:template match="elem">
>       <!-- do something -->
>    </xsl:template>

I agree that your suggestion above is more clean.

Following are some use cases where I find self:: axis to be useful.

<xsl:template match="*[not(self::elem)]">
   <!-- do something -->

<xsl:template match="*">
   <xsl:if test="not(self::elem)">
      <!-- do something -->

Of course there could be alternates ways of writing the logic, like
using the name() or local-name() function.

We could start of a discussion of for-each vs. apply-templates :) You
suggested xsl:apply-template over the for-each example I posted. There
are times when I *don't want to* define a template. I just want to do
for-each at the place where I am.

Mukul Gandhi

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