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

Subject: RE: [xsl] relatively new to XSL- variable setting question
From: "Bruce Rojas-Rennke" <brr@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2003 11:04:08 -0600
Hello Wendell,

  You're right, I was trying to simplify my code for testing and took a
wrong shortcut and so your code does indeed work, and put me closer to my
goal. My problem has one last twist, as my real code below will show. I have
an XSL for-each element involved, and so have to allow for RowData nodes, as
some will have a ColData element = 5, and some RowData nodes don't ...

  Thanks again for your help, that code is eloquent, very cool.

at any rate here's my real code in case it's of interest to any one else..

  <xsl:when test="ColData/@colID='5'">
    <xsl:call-template name="dateTime2">
      <xsl:with-param name="dateBit2" select="ColData[@colID='5']/@value"/>
    <input type="hidden" name="dateDue" value="99999999"/>


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[mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Wendell Piez
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Subject: RE: [xsl] relatively new to XSL- variable setting question


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
> >instead of it's value, as one can't reset a variables value in XSL
> >apparently..
>You're on the right track:
><xsl:variable name="testVar">
>    <xsl:choose>
>      <xsl:test if="@colID=5">
>        <xsl:value-of select="@value"/>
>      </xsl:test>
>      <xsl:otherwise>99999</xsl:otherwise>
>    </xsl:choose>
>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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