RE: [xsl] Changing row colors using variables

Subject: RE: [xsl] Changing row colors using variables
From: Steve Kuntz <SKuntz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 17:09:23 -0500
I know that I can't assign a variable like that...and the logic for the
colors is more complex than every other row. My table will be sorted based
on a certain attribute, and I want all like attributes colored the same.
Sounds like maybe there is no way to do this.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Carlisle [mailto:davidc@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2001 4:51 PM
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [xsl] Changing row colors using variables
> 			<xsl:when test="$currentRowColor='#EFFFFF'">
> 				$currentRowColor=#FFFFFF
> 			</xsl:when>
> firstly 
> 				$currentRowColor=#FFFFFF
> doesn't assign anything to a variable it is just a text node and puts
> that text (along with some white space) into the attribute.
> To assign a value to a variable you use xsl:variable.
> But if you used an assignment here it would go out of scope at the end
> of the current element ie at the </xsl:when>.
> In any case you can not change th evalue of a variable once 
> it is bound.
> If you are trying to make the colours alternate then just use the
> expression position() mod 2, there's an example doing this in 
> the spec,
> and the faqs for this list.
> David
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