Re: [xsl] treat a string into a variable name

Subject: Re: [xsl] treat a string into a variable name
From: Mike Brown <mike@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 17:50:21 -0700 (MST)
Pouliot, Brian R. wrote:
> <xsl:variable name="temp">$day<xsl:value-of select="$n"/>date</xsl:variable>
> Now, I need to use $temp to access the actual variables.  Is this possible?
> I'm having a terrible time with it!  $temp == "$day1date".  How do get the
> value of the variable named by the string inside $temp?

No, it's not possible. All variable references in XSLT must explicitly spell
out the name of the variable; you can't calculate it.

In Perl you'd just do ${$temp}. Frustrating, isn't it?

What is the problem you are trying to use this approach to solve? There might
be another way.

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

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