RE: [xsl] Reference to a other xml or xsl in the main xsl sheet

Subject: RE: [xsl] Reference to a other xml or xsl in the main xsl sheet
From: "Michael Kay" <mhk@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 11:06:05 +0100
There are several ways you can do this.

You can write a named template that takes the country name as a
parameter, and outputs the country code.

<xsl:template name="encode-country">
<xsl:param name="code">
<xsl:when test="@code='x">Albania</xsl:when>


If the code is always in a <Country> element, you could use a match
template instead, perhaps in a special mode:

<xsl:template match="Country" mode="encode">

This is easier to call than a named template because you don't have to
set up the parameter value.

Or you could use a lookup table that maps country codes to names, and
access this table whenever you need it using a path expression. Such
lookup tables can be held in global variables and accessed using
xx:node-set($lookup), or they can be held as user-defined data in a
top-level stylesheet element and accessed using document('')/*/my:data,
or they can be held in a separate XML file and accessed as

Michael Kay

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
> Wilco Meijer
> Sent: 12 September 2003 07:29
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> Subject: [xsl] Reference to a other xml or xsl in the main xsl sheet
> Hi,
> I'm just starting using XSL, and it might be very easy, but I 
> can't find a solution for the next problem:
> I'm using a xsl-stylesheet to do a transformation from one 
> xml-file  to another. Within these transformation I need to 
> do a replacement, where for example I need to replace the 
> node-text "Holland"
> (<Country>Holland</Country>) for the country-code "HO". 
> Therefore I'm using the <xsl:if...> statement. I do have this 
> <xls:if...> statement in multiple xls-files. What I do want 
> is one generic file (xml/xls) where I do have standing all of 
> my replacements standing. Within the xsl-file I do need a 
> reference to this "replacements-"file. This way, I only have 
> to change one file if a new country has to be added to the list.
> Can anyone please help me out here, or at least give me some hints?
> Thanks in advance,
> Wilco Meijer
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