Re: [xsl] Handling Tree Fragments

Subject: Re: [xsl] Handling Tree Fragments
From: andrew welch <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 18:50:09 +0100
On 9/26/05, Gustave Stresen-Reuter <tedmasterweb@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Thanks for the reply. I'm sorry, but I'm really a dunce... I had the
> exslt extension working for some files but I've since lost them. Can
> you give me an example (including how to set the namespace and such)?

I wouldn't be too hard on yourself as it's a bit rubbish really, the
whole RTF -> nodeset thing.  Even when you know you need to convert
your "result tree fragment" to a "nodeset" you're not sure why...

Anyway, to use the exslt node-set() extension function define the
exslt 'common' namespace:

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"

Then when you want to use a variable as a node set just use the
function.  I used to define a variable as 'name-RTF' and another as
'name' which has had the conversion done:

<xsl:variable name="var-RTF">
<xsl:variable name="var" select="exsl:node-set($var-RTF)"/>

This way you can use the variable $var in your code without the
conversion getting in the way.

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