RE: [xsl] accessing elements created on the fly

Subject: RE: [xsl] accessing elements created on the fly
From: "Michael Kay" <mhkay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 15:21:34 +0100
> Being quite new to XSLT, I'm currently thinking I'll
> have to perform the following two steps separately:
> 1. transform the original xml containing
> <months></months> into xml using <month></month>
> elements
> 2. transform the xml from step 2 into html using the
> XSLT designed to work with <month></month> elements
> Is there any way to do both in one XSLT?

Yes, if you use the xx:node-set() extension function available with most
processors. The logic becomes:

<xsl:variable name="phase1out">
  <xsl:apply-templates select="/" mode="phase1"/>

<xsl:template match="/">
  <xsl:apply-templates select="$phase1out" mode="phase2"/>

Mike Kay
Software AG

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