Re: [xsl] Re: Conditional XSL Variable

Subject: Re: [xsl] Re: Conditional XSL Variable
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 22:41:34 GMT
> I thought that perhaps it is not possible to use XPath "if"
> expressions inside XSLT 2.0 (since XSLT provides its own mechanisms
> for conditionals), but it might as well just be a bug of the IDE...
> Any thoughts on this?

you can use all of xpath2 including if in xslt2, the idiom
that I used in my reply may be equivalently written
if(exists(a)) then a[1] else b[1]
or if you know that a and b select at most one node, then
if(a) then a else b
if you prefer that kind of thing.


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