RE: Can solve the N-queens - but can't count!

Subject: RE: Can solve the N-queens - but can't count!
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1999 20:48:41 -0700
At 99/06/16 22:34 -0400, Jonathan Borden wrote:
>	Would this be a select pattern? e.g.
>	<xsl:apply-templates select="$var/a[@b='x']" />
>	<xsl:value-of select="$var/a" />

It happens that neither of the above is a valid pattern because variables
cannot be used *as* location steps.

But ... they can be used *in* location steps because you can use variables
in predicates ... so for a child element named by a variable you can do:

  <xsl:value-of select="*[local-part(.)=$var]/a"/>

I hope this helps.

......... Ken

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