XPath as XML attribute

Hi all,

I'm a newbie to XSLT working on my first project with it and I'm stuck
on a particular thing.
I want to create a document that will write the PCDATA from a given
<Line> element, then, in the next table cell, I want to insert the text
within the element pointed to by the "xpath" attribute.
2005</Line>
for 2005</Line>
<Line num="3"
paid to all corporations</Line>

I've tried
<xsl:for-each select=".">
<td>
<xsl:value-of select="@xpath" />
</td>
</xsl:for-each>
but it only outputs the text as PCDATA rather than retrieving the text
in the XML element.  Is there any thing I can do to have the attribute
act as an XPath expression?

Thanks


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bignass04@gmail.com wrote:

> Is there any thing I can do to have the attribute
> act as an XPath expression?

Not with XSLT/XPath 1.0 as standardized, you have to look at extensions
which are then not necessarily implemented by the XSLT processor you use.
EXSLT.NET (<http://www.xmlmvp.org/exslt/index.html>) has this extension
function
<http://www.xmlmvp.org/exslt/GDNDynamic-evaluate.xml>
thus if you use .NET and are able to install EXSLT.NET then you can use
that function.

If you can't use an extension function then your only way with standard
XSLT is to generate a new stylesheet and then apply it.

--

Martin Honnen --- MVP XML
http://JavaScript.FAQTs.com/

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mahotrash (1778)
8/12/2006 5:54:10 PM
> If you can't use an extension function then your only way with standard
> XSLT is to generate a new stylesheet and then apply it.

I took your advice and I've written a stylesheet that generates a
stylesheet but (and correct me if I'm wrong) I was assuming that the
XSLT stylesheet that I wrote would generate the stylesheet which would
in turn generate an html document.  I've written a stylsheet but all it
does it transform it into another stylesheet, it doesn't automatically
turn it into HTML.  Is there some kind of instruction that you
specifically have to give in order to make the stylesheet execute
twice?   Thank you.

Martin Honnen wrote:
> bignass04@gmail.com wrote:
>
>
> > Is there any thing I can do to have the attribute
> > act as an XPath expression?
>
> Not with XSLT/XPath 1.0 as standardized, you have to look at extensions
> which are then not necessarily implemented by the XSLT processor you use.
> EXSLT.NET (<http://www.xmlmvp.org/exslt/index.html>) has this extension
> function
>    <http://www.xmlmvp.org/exslt/GDNDynamic-evaluate.xml>
> thus if you use .NET and are able to install EXSLT.NET then you can use
> that function.
>
> If you can't use an extension function then your only way with standard
> XSLT is to generate a new stylesheet and then apply it.
>
>
> --
>
> 	Martin Honnen --- MVP XML
> 	http://JavaScript.FAQTs.com/


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bignass04 (2)
8/22/2006 3:41:21 PM

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