RE: apply-templates

Subject: RE: apply-templates
From: Jeni Tennison <Jeni.Tennison@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 14:25:37 +0100

Linda van den Brink wrote:
>> 2. What is the advantage of the above over accessing the 
>> UNITS attributes of ATOM via value-of in the 1st template 
>> rule above ??
>The above would be useful if you don't simply want the value of the
>attribute, but you want to do further processing based on the attribute
>value. You could turn the attribute into an element and apply templates of
>other nodes inside it, for example. 

Another reason that you might want to use a template to process the UNITS
attribute rather than do it within the ATOM-matching template is if the
UNITS attribute is present on lots of different elements, and you want it
to give the same (fairly complex) output each time.



Dr Jeni Tennison
Epistemics Ltd, Strelley Hall, Nottingham, NG8 6PE
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