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RE: [xsl] Can I use a boolean variable in an xsl:if test
Subject: RE: [xsl] Can I use a boolean variable in an xsl:if test|
From: "Pawson, David" <David.Pawson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2005 11:06:12 -0000
From: David Carlisle
I'd appreciate some examples showing burned fingers if anyone
> I find that I stay out of hot water with xsl:value-of if I just
> remember that it returns a string.
beware though that that will get you burned again when you
XSLT2 scented water.
xsl:value-of returns a text node with string value the
string value of the expression. This is subtly or not so
subtly different from a string.
It doesn't make so much difference in XSLT1 as the only way
to carry strings around is to put them in text nodes, but
in xpath2 you can have sequences of strings and sequences
of text nodes (and sequences that contain both strings and
text nodes) the rules for the two cases (and in particular
whether spaces are automatically inserted between adjacent
items) are different on the two cases.
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