RE: [xsl] relatively new to XSL- variable setting question

Subject: RE: [xsl] relatively new to XSL- variable setting question
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2003 11:05:03 -0400

Sorry, I'm missing a bit of context: can you show us the code with this erroneous result? plus a sample of what you want it to be?

My first suggestion only concerns the variable declaration; how it is used depends on you. The second suggestion should not (cannot) result in the output you are showing.

Perhaps you are using an xsl:value-of statement instead of the xsl:copy-of I suggested? That would give you the wrong results....


At 07:24 PM 10/6/2003, you wrote:
Thanks Wendell,

  I tried below suggestion, but getting output like..
  <input type="hidden" name="varPass" value="99999">schite

instead of..
  <input type="hidden" name="varPass" value="schite">

?? - flashlight

-----Original Message----- From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Wendell Piez Sent: Monday, October 06, 2003 5:00 PM To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: [xsl] relatively new to XSL- variable setting question


At 06:46 PM 10/6/2003, Bruce you wrote:
>Replying to my own post... a simpler way to ask my question is:
>- is there a way to test if an element contains a given node
>(ColData[@colID='5']? -- then I can make my variable statement conditional
>instead of it's value, as one can't reset a variables value in XSL

You're on the right track:

<xsl:variable name="testVar">
     <xsl:test if="@colID=5">
       <xsl:value-of select="@value"/>

Or sometimes there are more concise ways to achieve the behavior you want:

<input type="hidden" name="varPass" value="99999">
   <xsl:copy-of select="@value[current()/@colID=5]"/>

No variable needed -- value defaults to 99999 unless your colID is 5, in
which case @value is copied.


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