[xsl] Re: How to use an XML-based LUT with XSLT?

Subject: [xsl] Re: How to use an XML-based LUT with XSLT?
From: Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 10:26:15 -0700 (PDT)
Xavier Defrang <xavier at perceval dot net> wrote:

> I've written a XSL document to transform XML into XHTML (yes, that's a big
> surprize!).  The document contains some error codes and I'd like to
> transform these numerical codes into an actual human-readable message so I
> built a small XML document as follow :


> Now I'd like to change my XSLT so I could look-up into the Table to
> substitute numerical error codes by text messages with something like :
> <xsl:value-of select="/Table/Message[@Code=ActualErrorCode]"/> 
> Now the question is how do I "link" this table to my input DOM so I can
> reach the Message elements from within my XSLT?  Is there any possibility
> to that with plain XSLT? (I don't want to use any engine-dependant
> extensions)


For an example of key-based access into a lookup table see:


Hope this helped.

Dimitre Novatchev.

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