[xsl] Re: RE: syntax sugar for call-template

Subject: [xsl] Re: RE: syntax sugar for call-template
From: Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 23:49:28 -0800 (PST)
> > >  In the past I've considered doing this in Saxon. But I'm undecided whether
> > >  the attribute value should be an AVT (therefore always yielding a string) or
> > >  an XPath expression (in which case any value can be passed, but strings need
> > >  to be written in double-nested quotes, e.g. arg="'London'"). Any views?
> > >  
> > 
> > Obviously, only the latter will make it possible to substitute any 
> > xsl:call-template with xf:func.
> As pointed out by Steve Muench, the attribute version will 
> not be able to pass result fragments.  However, a slightly
> modified version using "elements" will do the trick...
>   <xf:func one="xpath" />           <xsl:call-template name="func">
>                           becomes     <xsl:with-param name="one" 
>                                                       select="xpath" />
>                                     </xsl:call-template> 
>   <xf:func one="xpath" >            <xsl:call-template name="func">
>     <two>                             <xsl:with-param name="one"
>       <res>frag</res>     becomes                     select="xpath" />
>     </two>                            <xsl:with-param name="two">
>   </xf:func>                             <res>frag</res>
>                                       </xsl:with-param>
>                                     </xsl:call-template>
> Clearly, the attribute-only version is much cleaner.  However,
> the element syntax below could be used for those times when a 
> result fragment must be passed... I'm not sure I like it though.

In case an RTF must be passed as parameter, why should it be literally included?

Having it into a variable and using:
       <xf:func one="xpath" two="$varRTF"/>      

is the elegant way of doing this.

Also, isn't it true that there would not be any RTF data type in XSLT 1.1?

Dimitre Novatchev.


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