Re: [xsl] Determining if an optional attribute is present

Subject: Re: [xsl] Determining if an optional attribute is present
From: "Sam Carleton" <scarleton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 13:36:48 -0400
On 10/17/06, David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

<xsl:template match="Method|Cal|Blank">
  <xsl:element name="{name()}">
    <xsl:attribute name="objectID"><xsl:value-of
    <xsl:attribute name="version"><xsl:value-of
    <xsl:attribute name="revision">
      <xsl:if test="@revision != ''">
        <xsl:value-of select="@revision"/>
      <xsl:if test="not(@revision)">
<!-- the line below isn't the best either.  I simply need to copy over
all the children nodes, is there a better way? -->
    <xsl:apply-templates mode="copyNode"/>

I'd do

<xsl:template match="Method|Cal|Blank"> <xsl:copy> <xsl:attribute name="revision">0</xsl:attribute> <xsl:copy-of select="@objectID|@version|@revision|node()"/> </xsl:copy> </xsl:template>


I like the simplicity of using the copy/copy-of, that works GREAT and
the revision almost works perfectly.  At first I did not think it was
there, but after some playing around I discovered that it was there,
it just happened to be the first attirbute, not the last:

What I got:

<Method revision="4" objectID="85e29107-4686-4846-86b3-2280ab4157c9"

What I would like to have in an idea world:

<Method objectID="85e29107-4686-4846-86b3-2280ab4157c9" version="1"
revision="4" />

Is that possible or must I be a little less anual on this one;)

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