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Using value-of within double quotes??


I have a an XML file:

<title>Darkne ss at Noon</title>
Mar 1 '07 #1
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Figured it out (eventually)

<xsl:for-each select="store/book">
<p><strong><val ue-of select="title" /></strong></p>
<p>&pound;<valu e-of select="price" /></p>
<p><a href="{url}">Bu y book</a></p>
or use xsl:attribute but havent yet tried that one.

Mar 1 '07 #2
bi******@yahoo. co.uk wrote:
<p><a href="{url}">Bu y book</a></p>
Yep; that's known as an Attribute Value Template (AVT), and is the
simplest way to generate an attribute with a known name.
or use xsl:attribute but havent yet tried that one.
More often used when you need to programmaticall y generate the
attribute's name, or when you need fancier logic in setting its value
than an AVT can support:

<p><a><xsl:attr ibute name="href" select="url"/>Buy book</a></p>

<p><a><xsl:attr ibute name="href"><xs l:value-of
select="url"/></xsl:attribute>B uy book</a></p>

or, for stylesheet readability reasons:
<xsl:attribut e name="href"/>
<xsl:value-of select="url"/>
<xsl:text>Buy book</xsl:text>

.... or any of the equivalents thereof. (XSLT being a programming
language, there is usually more than one way to achieve a given result.)

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Mar 1 '07 #3
Joe Kesselman wrote:
More often used when you need to programmaticall y generate the
attribute's name, or when you need fancier logic in setting its value
than an AVT can support:

<p><a><xsl:attr ibute name="href" select="url"/>Buy book</a></p>
But xsl:attribute in XSLT 1.0 does not have a select attribute
it is a bit dangerous to show that example above without mentioning it
is only supported in XSLT 2.0


Martin Honnen
Mar 1 '07 #4
Martin Honnen wrote:
But xsl:attribute in XSLT 1.0 does not have a select attribute
Whups. You're right, very sloppy of me. I did illustrate the
value-as-content solution as well; that does work in 1.0.
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Mar 1 '07 #5

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