RE: [xsl] XSL: using document()

Subject: RE: [xsl] XSL: using document()
From: "Michael Kay" <mhkay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 09:56:41 -0000
> I have the following xsl code:
> ...
>   <xsl:apply-templates select="document($file)" mode="translate">
>     <xsl:with-param name="param1" select="$value"/>
>   </xsl:apply-templates>
> And the following rule:
> <xsl:template match="*" mode="translate">
>   <xsl:param name="param1"/>
>   ...
> </xsl:template>
> The issue is, the parameter doesn't seem to be transmitted
> from the apply to the template.

The document() function selects a root node, so the built-in template for
the root node is being executed, this in turn calls your template rule for
match="*", but without passing on the parameters. Use
select="document($file)/*" to select the outermost element of the document
instead of the root.

Mike Kay

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