[xsl] Re: Comparing Node Text Content with a String Set

Subject: [xsl] Re: Comparing Node Text Content with a String Set
From: "Dimitre Novatchev" <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 09:13:47 +0100
"Matthew Corr" <matthewcorr@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> Hello all,
> Yes I am an XSLT newbie, but I have searched
> everywhere for an answer to this seemingly simple
> problem with no success.
> I am trying to work out a way to encapsulate comparing
> a node's text with a string set for a possible match.
> ie.. instead of having the following <if test> syntax
> all through my multiple xslt files:
> <xsl:if test="ACCTTYPE = 'AAA' or
>               ACCTTYPE = 'BBB' or
>               ACCTTYPE = 'CCC' or
>               ACCTTYPE = 'DDD' or
>               ACCTTYPE = 'EEE'">
> I am curious if there is a way to define this once in
> a common xslt file which is then imported into my many
> xslt files, so if new types are added or removed, it
> only has to be changed once?

Yes. Use:

  <xsl:if test="ACCTTYPE  = document('')/*/my:Types">
     .  .  .  .  .  .

Where my:Types is a child of xsl:stylesheet, defined like this:


and the "my" prefix is globally bound to some namespace of your choosing.


Dimitre Novatchev.
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