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Old July 12th, 2007, 10:22 AM
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Default string to x-path - EXSLT - dynamic functions

Hi!

I want to define a list of variables of elements on the top of the xslt file, which are used in the xslt. So that it becomes simpler to change the element names. But the template match statement of xslt expects a X-Path as type and so this isn't possible.

So what i want to do:
<xsl:variable name="test">element</xsl:variable>
<<xsl:template match="$test">

Is their any possibility to convert String to X-Path. I have searched a little bit and found EXSLT, which extends XSLT. This extention includes some dynamic functions, which allow to convert String to X-Path. But not all Parser implement this extention. Currently i use the Parser XALAN in Java but i've read that this Parser doesn't support the dynamic functions. I also tried it out, but it doesn't work.

Is their any other solution to convert Strings to X-Path? Or can someone recommend me a Parser which supports the dynamic functions and can be used in Java?

Thanks!





 
Old July 12th, 2007, 10:35 AM
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I believe that Xalan has a xalan:evaluate() extension; and Saxon certainly has saxon:evaluate(). However, these can only be used in an XPath expression context, whereas you seem to be trying to construct an XSLT pattern dynamically. As far as I'm aware that's not possible.

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