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Re: new feature desired: return variable value
Subject: Re: new feature desired: return variable value|
From: Paul Levin <plevin@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 1999 12:52:40 -0500
Thank you. I had always been setting the value of a variable with a
select statement. Setting the variable with the output of the called
template works great.
My thanks to all the other people who also posted this approach.
David Carlisle wrote:
> > There is a new feature I would like to see in XSLT --
> You mentioned two features.
> > I would like to see the ability for a named template to either
> > return a value (which could be assigned to a variable in the calling
> > template)
> This you can do now:
> <xsl:variable name="x">
> <xsl:call-template ....
> > or for a template to be able to set/change the value of a
> > global variable.
> This seems such an unnatural thing to want (even though saxon:assign
> gives it to you). Surely it is perfectly natural for the value of a
> function f(x,y) to depend only on the values of x and y, and not on
> whether you happened to have called previously some other function to
> change some global state.
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