RE: [xsl] Setting name attribute of <xsl:attribute>

Subject: RE: [xsl] Setting name attribute of <xsl:attribute>
From: "Michael Kay" <mhk@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 14:26:05 +0100
Perhaps you are calling your template with, say

<xsl:with-param name="attributeName" select="code"/>

rather than

<xsl:with-param name="attributeName" select="'code'"/>

I would think that a better solution is to pass the attribute node as a
parameter, rather than passing its name and value. Your template then

<xsl:template name="copy-att"
<xsl:param name="attNode"/>
<xsl:if test="string(.)">

and the calling code becomes, for example

<xsl:call-template name="copy-att">
  <xsl:with-param name="attNode" select="@code"/>

Michael Kay

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
> Witham, Darren (Contractor)
> Sent: 10 October 2003 12:50
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> Subject: [xsl] Setting name attribute of <xsl:attribute>
> Hi,
>   I have what I hope is an easy issue to solve but my varying 
> attempts to do so have not been successful. I have an xsl 
> stylesheet which transforms some xml into another xml format.
>   I only wish to generate XML in the output xml file if 
> attributes in the src xml exist. At present I have a number 
> of <xsl:if test......> directives to check if an attribute is 
> present before processing.
>   I would like to remove the need for the <xsl:if test......> 
> and want to call a template to do the check and process if 
> need be.....
>   My template is 
>       <!--
>         Helper template that only pushes out out XML if value 
> of attribute to publish is not null 
>       -->
>     <xsl:template name="checkAttributeNotNull">
>         <xsl:param name="attributeName"/>
>         <xsl:param name="attributeValue"/>
>         <xsl:if test="$attributeValue">
>           <xsl:attribute name="{$attributeName}">
> 	      <xsl:value-of select="$attributeValue" />
>           </xsl:attribute>
>         </xsl:if>
>     </xsl:template>
>  And I call if via :
> <xsl:call-template name="checkAttributeNotNull">
>      <xsl:with-param name="attributeName" select="anAttName"/>
>      <xsl:with-param name="attributeValue" 
> select="anAttValue"/>  </xsl:call-template> 
>   The problem I have is within the template I call.  I cannot 
> seem to set the name of the attribute I am trying to create 
> with the parameter 'attributeName'. ( i.e with <xsl:attribute 
> name="{$attributeName}">)  I have tried all sorts of 
> combinations except for the correct one. I thought I could 
> set this value at runtime ?????
> Any pointers appreciated.
> Thx
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