[xsl] Matching on of many string literal values using XPath

Subject: [xsl] Matching on of many string literal values using XPath
From: Richard Rowell <richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 12 Sep 2002 17:02:06 -0500
I would like to select all nodes from a particular set of elements that
matches one of several values.  Is there a simpler way of doing it then
what is below?

  <xsl:template match="client/race[text()='white'] |
		       client/race[text()='black'] |
		       client/race[text()='asian'] |
		       client/race[text()='hispanic'] |
		       agencies/race_served[text=()='white'] |
		       agencies/race_served[text=()='black'] |
		       agencies/race_served[text=()='asian'] |
   <xml:element name="{name()}"><xsl:value-of

I would like to define all of the string literals (white,black,etc) in
one place (a variable?) then just specify the paths I want to match (or
not match) so the above match pattern would have only two entries
instead of eight (one for client/race and another for

Thanks in advance.

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