[xsl] value of attribute from defined variable

Subject: [xsl] value of attribute from defined variable
From: Eric Smith <Eric.Smith@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 23:48:41 +0100

<alt john="the price is 2 dollars" jack="the price is 2.25

xsl current:
  <xsl:template match="alt">
    <xsl:if test="$output='john'">
     <xsl:value-of select="@john"/>
    <xsl:if test="$output='jack'">
     <xsl:value-of select="@jack"/>

xsl desired - or something to this effect:
  <xsl:template match="alt">
     <xsl:value-of select="@{$output}/>

How do I identify the desired attribute by using the variable
$output (which is either 'john' pr 'jack'
Eric Smith - currently using xalan and fop on linux

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