RE: [xsl] how to do i18n with parameter substitution

Subject: RE: [xsl] how to do i18n with parameter substitution
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 16:37:13 -0500

At 04:28 PM 3/23/2005, you wrote:
Thank you for this, it has given me the inspiration I needed.  After a short
nap I was able to build on it and came up with:

  <xsl:template match='target/*' mode='parameters'>
    <xsl:param name='caption'/>
    <xsl:variable name='name' select='name()'/>
    <xsl:value-of select='$caption/*[name()=$name]/@value'/>

A bit of sleep does wonders, doesn't it?

Personally I cultivate an aversion to name testing in XSLT, and avoid it whenever possible; but here it makes sense -- you're working on a meta-level up, as it were.

For production use I might include a bit of exception-catching -- a value to be output if my caption has no appropriate element. As it is, this could fail silently just from a typo.

Let us know what you come up with tonight.... :->


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