RE: [xsl] saxon with sql extension and attribute template values

Subject: RE: [xsl] saxon with sql extension and attribute template values
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 17:19:26 +0100
connection is an AVT so it should be connection="{$connection}".

xsl:attribute creates an attribute node in the result tree - never an
attribute for the containing instruction in the stylesheet. 

row-tag and column-tag are not AVTs, they must be supplied as literal
values. Those attributes that *are* AVTs are described as such in the

The SQL extension to Saxon was all user-contributed, the reason I say it's
not production-quality is that I don't have the resources to do the
extensive testing needed to do it justice. (I have accepted user-contributed
code in this area that was accompanied by very little test material,
something that I wouldn't do for the mainstream product).

Michael Kay

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Georges Schmitz [mailto:georges.schmitz@xxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 26 June 2007 17:06
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [xsl] saxon with sql extension and attribute template values
> I'm using saxon8-9-0-3j in combination with the sql 
> extension. But using it in a more dynamic way (providing the 
> sql select components by variables or parameters) doesn't 
> work. In the documentation Michael Kay declares the query 
> attributes as being "attribute value templates", but I just 
> get expected results, when I use literal values. It doesn't 
> work either with an xsl:attribute declaration (see "row-tag").
>       <xsl:variable name="table" as="xs:string">tc_ad</xsl:variable>
>       <xsl:variable name="cols" 
> as="xs:string">id,nationalidnr,subject</xsl:variable>
>       <sql:query connection="$connection" table="{$table}" 
> column="{$cols}" column-tag="col" >
>         <xsl:attribute name="row-tag">
>           <xsl:value-of select="$table"/>
>         </xsl:attribute>
>       </sql:query>
> So what am I missing, or is the sql extension really just a 
> show case (Michael Kay warns the user at the beginning of the 
> description that it is not "production-quality")?
> Thanks,
> Georges

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