Re: [xsl] Annoying XSLT code

Subject: Re: [xsl] Annoying XSLT code
From: andrew welch <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005 13:47:28 +0100
> > <xsl:apply-templates select="$sections/section"/>
> Why is this annoying? (I do it all the time:-) if the xpath to select
> $sections is big and complicated and you need to query into it multiple
> times then you either need to use a variable, or trust your system's
> optimiser to implictly cache the result of the expression the first time
> you use it.

In this case the variable would exist as a global variable in a
different stylesheet - ctrl->f for it in the stylesheet where it's
used returns nothing, so then you have to check each stylesheet in the
hierachy to find out exactly what the variable contains.  It's a real

I would expect in your case you define the variable just above where
it is used multiple times to save replicating code, which is what any
normal person would do.

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