[xsl] Detecting presence of attributes

Subject: [xsl] Detecting presence of attributes
From: Peter Flynn <peter@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 22:21:48 +2400
I'm having a problem with detection of the presence of attributes.
If I say
<xsl:if test="@foo=''"> then I would expect the condition to be true if 
(a) the attribute foo was specified but the value was the null string 
"", or
(b) the attribute foo was not specified at all.

xt does not appear to honor either. Is this a bug in xt, or have 
I missed 
some additional piece of syntax. What I want is the equivalent to 
Omnimark's condition `when attribute foo is specified'.

A second problem arises with the position() function. In xt this appears
only to work within an <xsl:for-each> loop, not in a node group
instantiated by a match or select. Is this a bug or just my misreading?


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