Re: [xsl] xsl:choose / xsl:when problems

Subject: Re: [xsl] xsl:choose / xsl:when problems
From: Tony Graham - Sun Ireland - Staff Engineer <Tony.Graham@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 18:28:18 +0000 (GMT)
Wayne Davis wrote at 21 Feb 2001 -0800:
 > Hi...
 > I'm trying to come up with a solution (this hack is the best I seem capable
 > of at the moment) to converting
 > a date in the following format "YYYY-MM-DDTHH:NN:SS" to MMM dd, yyyy".
 > <TD>
 > <xsl:choose>
 >     <xsl:when test="substring(@DateReceived,6,2) = '01'"/>January</xsl:when>
 > I'm getting this error message:
 > ***End tag 'xsl:when' does not match the start tag 'xsl:choose'. ***
 > Can someone see where I'm off track here? I've tried bracketing the test
 > statement in a variety of ways and always get the same result.

Your xsl:when start-tags are written as empty tags because they end
with "/>", so the first "</xsl:when>" is being matched with the
xsl:choose start-tag, and naturally they don't match.  Try:

  <xsl:when test="substring(@DateReceived,6,2) = '01'">January</xsl:when>


Also, you could declare a variable to hold the value of the substring
and just test against the variable value in each of your test
attributes so that your xsl:choose is easier to read (and probably
quicker as well).


Tony Graham                       Email: tony.graham@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Staff Engineer                                Phone: +353 1 819 9708
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