Re: Using parameter with xsl:for-each

Subject: Re: Using parameter with xsl:for-each
From: Mike Brown <mike@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 16:49:48 -0600 (MDT)
> passing a parameter to select attribute of <xsl:sort>
> (
> but this does not seem to apply to my situation.
> Maybe somebody can point me a little bit more precisely?

To restate what David Carlisle was saying, if an expression that
identifies a node-set is expected, the only kind of variable you can use
in the expression is one that is itself a node-set. You can't use a string
that resembles an expression that, if evaluated as an expression, would
return a node-set.

So you can never define a string like 'foo/bar' and then put that in an
expression like /path/to/$yourstring/and/beyond. You can, however, use
non-node-set variables in predicates. So if you had, say, variable $x that
was the string 'foo', /path/to/*[name()=$x] wouldn't be out of the

   - Mike
Mike J. Brown, software engineer at         My XML/XSL resources: in Denver, Colorado, USA 

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