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<xsl:variable name="temp1">
  <xsl:value-of select="local-name()"/>
</xsl:variable>

Need to check the variable $temp1 for values 'RefNum' OR 'Qualifier'

I tried this...but this throws an illegal expression.
<xsl:if test=" $temp1 = 'RefNum' | 'Qualifier'">

i also tried
<xsl:if test=" $temp1 = conatins('RefNum','Qualifier')">

Still nogo

Kindly advice.
thanx.



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Never write this:

<xsl:variable name="temp1">
  <xsl:value-of select="local-name()"/>
</xsl:variable>

when you mean this:

<xsl:variable name="temp1" select="local-name()"/>

unless you're paid for the number of lines of code you write and don't care about efficiency. The former construct is creating a result tree fragment - a pretty complex data structure with all sorts of properties like node identity, base URI, etc - when all you want is a string.

To answer your question, a lot of people seem to have trouble finding this in the specs and I've never understood why. The syntax is

<xsl:if test="$temp = 'a' or $temp = 'b'">...

In 2.0, if you prefer, you can write

<xsl:if test="$temp = ('a', 'b')">





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thanx a lot man.
It worked out.

Thanx again for your time.



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