Re: [xsl] Keeping a map in my XSL

Subject: Re: [xsl] Keeping a map in my XSL
From: andrew welch <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 19:40:26 +0100
On 9/13/05, Nathan Young (natyoung) <natyoung@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi.
> Kevin, I've done something like what you want to do using the document
> function and xpaths.  I agree with Andrew's suggestion about not relying
> on document order to associate key/value pairs, but we have values that
> can contain elements so we use something more like:
> <map>
>    <key name="1">value of name 1</key>
>    <key name="7">value of name 7</key>
> </map>
> That's in a separate file from the xsl (say map.xml).
> Then in the xsl you can use:
> <xsl:variable name="map" select="document('map.xml')"/>
> To get then value for 1 you can use:
> <xsl:value-of select="$map//key[@name='1']/>
> Andrew would your xsl:key solution apply to this?  If so how?

Sure, define the key:

<xsl:key name="mappings" match="key" use="@name"/>


<xsl:for-each select="$map">
  <xsl:value-of select="key('mappings', '1')"/>

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