Re: [xsl] when does <xsl:when> stop searching?

Subject: Re: [xsl] when does <xsl:when> stop searching?
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 13:46:36 -0400
At 2009-05-12 13:40 -0400, Dmitri Snytkine wrote:
the <xsl:choose> when used with <xsl:when> is similar to 'switch($var){

No, it is similar to if-elseif-elseif-elseif-else because the cases need not be unique as is true in many languages with a switch construct.


But what about the 'break' keyword?

There is no such keyword in XSLT. Even for a construct such as <xsl:for-each>. Rather than break out of a loop of processing a set of nodes, one addresses only those nodes to be processed.

xsl does not have that, so does it stop automatically after the first
match of <xsl:when>?


I mean, what if there are several conditions, sort of like several elseif()

Yes, that's exactly what it is like.

It seems to me from your raft of questions you need to read up on XSLT to learn a number of basics. While no doubt this is enriching the archives for the rank beginner, you'll probably progress much faster than asking questions and waiting for answers.

I hope this helps.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken

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