RE: [xsl] value-of vs copy-of, was Different templates for same set of nodes

Subject: RE: [xsl] value-of vs copy-of, was Different templates for same set of nodes
From: David.Pawson@xxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 08:17:03 -0000
I was caught out by this one.
I can't think of a title that captures the problem though.
If someone hasn't appreciated the difference between
copy-of and value-of, then that as a title isn't much use.

Any suggestions please.

Say with xml

    <content2>Text nodes</content2>
    <content3>More text nodes</content3>

I 'see' 
 <xsl:template match="wrapper">
  <xsl:value-of select="wrapper"/>

showing output of 
   Text nodes
   More text nodes

when what I really want is

    <content2>Text nodes</content2>
    <content3>More text nodes</content3>

for which 
 <xsl:template match="wrapper">
  <xsl:copy-of select="*"/>

How do people see the problem, to which the above is the solution please?

regards DaveP. 

    > Any idea why it is behaving in this way?
    this is a FAQ
     <xsl:value-of select="$doc_link"/>
    xsl:value-of gives the string value of the expression, and 
    so does not produce any elements.
    You want xsl:copy-of
    (You asked this question under the wrong thread see the 
    subject lien above which is for your other question on modes)
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