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Subject: Re: [xsl] Getting values for attributes from a different XML.
From: Abhijit Junnare <mavlaabhi@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2003 12:53:44 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks much Wendell. I guess this is exactly I am
trying to achieve. Appreciate your help.
Regards,
Abhi
--- Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Abhi,
> 
> At 12:41 PM 10/8/2003, you wrote:
> >What I would like to know is that is there a way to
> >get the values of these paramters from another XML
> >file dynamically. I mean depending on the attribute
> >values in the XML I want to conver to PDF I would
> like
> >to get values from another XML for the above
> mentioned
> >attributes. I think this is like opening a XML file
> >through XSL and accessing the content in the XML.
> >I would like to know if this is feasible and if
> anyone
> >has tried something similar.
> 
> Yes it is, and yes they (we) have.
> 
> Check out the document() function. Retrieve your
> external configuration 
> into a node-set with an expression like:
> 
> <xsl:variable name="styles"
> select="document('styles.xml')"/>
> 
> And then traverse it to retrieve its values with
> expressions like
> 
> <fo:block
> space-before="{$styles/*/chapter/space-before}"/>
> 
> Cheers,
> Wendell
> 
> 
>
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