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Subject: RE: [xsl] Question: Change string to nodeset for dynamic xml lookup
From: "Josh Canfield" <josh.canfield@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 10:38:53 -0800

You can't construct an xpath expression at run-time.
http://www.dpawson.co.uk/xsl/sect2/nono.html#d1419e507

You could use an extension function such as
http://www.exslt.org/dyn/functions/evaluate/

Hope this helps,
Josh
-----Original Message-----
From: Ouen Worth [mailto:oworth@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004 10:10 AM
To: XSL-List@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [xsl] Question: Change string to nodeset for dynamic xml lookup


I have tried to find a solution to this and it seems to be that I need
to
use the xsl:key and key function, but I have had no luck

Here is what I am trying to do so far without the key. 

I am trying to create an output xml that is formed by a xsl that
references
a xml that contains definition data for retrieving data from an external
xml
file.

The reason for this is so that there is an easy to create xml definition
file that can be created from csv - which can be maintained by xml
illiterate personal - which is then used to validate external xml for
business rule purposes. The value of the external element needs to be
included in the output xml for this reason.

However, the Value element always contains the value of the Xpath
element
and not the value of the element that the string in Xpath refers to in
the
external xml.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
	<xsl:variable name="Order"
select="document('Order.xml')/Order"/>
	<xsl:template match="/">
		<Validate>
			<xsl:for-each select="StandardCheck/Definition">
				<Field>
					<Requirement>
						<xsl:value-of
select="Requirement"/>
					</Requirement>
					<XPath>
						<xsl:value-of
select="XPath"/>
					</XPath>
					<Value>
						<xsl:apply-templates
select="$Order">
							<xsl:with-param
name="XPath" select="XPath"/>
						</xsl:apply-templates>
					</Value>
				</Field>
			</xsl:for-each>
		</Validate>
	</xsl:template>
	<xsl:template match="Order">
		<xsl:param name="XPath"></xsl:param>
		<xsl:value-of select="$XPath"/>
	</xsl:template>
</xsl:stylesheet>

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<StandardCheck DocType="Order">
	<Definition>
		<Requirement>M</Requirement>
		<XPath>/Order/OrderHeader/OrderIssueDate</XPath>
	</Definition>
	<Definition>
		<Requirement>R</Requirement>
	
<XPath>/Order/OrderHeader/OrderNumber/BuyerOrderNumber</XPath>
	</Definition>
</StandardCheck>

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<Order>
  <OrderHeader>
    <OrderNumber>
      <BuyerOrderNumber>4060001624</BuyerOrderNumber>
    </OrderNumber>
    <OrderIssueDate>20031205T08:52:13+02:00</OrderIssueDate>
    <OrderReferences>
      <AccountCode>
        <Reference>
          <RefNum>1000</RefNum>
        </Reference>
      </AccountCode>
    </OrderReferences>
  </OrderHeader>
<Order>

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