[XSL-LIST Mailing List Archive Home] [By Thread] [By Date]

Re: [xsl] How can one get the name of a template or function?

Subject: Re: [xsl] How can one get the name of a template or function?
From: Philip Fearon <pgfearo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 21:27:31 +0000

A crude approach for collecting data on invoked templates, is to use a
'meta' XSLT stylesheet that modifies the XSLT you're interested in
collecting data on. This could insert xsl:message instructions in each
target template. You then just need to use this modified stylesheet on
sample data.

The XSLT might look something like this (this version not tested):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="2.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"

<xsl:namespace-alias stylesheet-prefix="pxsl" result-prefix="xsl"/>

<xsl:output method="xml" indent="no"/>

<xsl:template match="@* | node()">
<xsl:apply-templates select="@* | node()"/>


<xsl:when test="empty(*)">
<xsl:copy-of select="."/>

<xsl:apply-templates select="@*| xsl:param"/>

<xsl:apply-templates select="node() except xsl:param"/>
<xsl:variable name="msg" as="xs:string*">
<xsl:for-each select="@*">
<xsl:if test="name(.) = ('match','mode','name')">
<xsl:value-of select="concat(' ', name(.),': ',.)"/>
<pxsl:message>Template-Signature: <xsl:value-of select="msg"/></pxsl:message>





Phil Fearon

On Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 3:50 AM, John Laurence Poole <jlpoole56@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'm resurrecting an old 2009 topic regarding
> getting the name of a template.
> I followed Michael's suggestion below and have
> successfully written an extension function that
> produces the names of the template in instances
> where the template is invoke through the
> xsl:call-template mechanism.
> I'd be happy to provide a how-to on how I accomplished this along with
> demonstration files if someone would like them; I suspect this is a
> very esoteric area and there would not be any takers on my offer.
> What I would like to have is the ability to get
> the name of a template in instances where the
> template is invoked via the match mechanism:
> xsl:apply-templates.  This would be for instances where
> the template has a name attribute, e.g. name="template_ABC".  I tried
> invoking my function similar to that below in a match situation and
> null was returned despite the fact that the template that matched had
> a name attribute.
> Any suggestions on how to approach this?  I'm new to studying the
> internals of Saxon, but believe there must be some place where
> information about the templates is stored to be accessed by the parser
> for the match facility and that extending the properties of the
> storage model to include a name attribute in instances where a
> template does have a name attribute would be the way toapproach this.
> Maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree and the matching mechanism is not
> what I'm imagining?
> Thanks,
> John Poole
> here's the message I'm following up on:
> On 2009-02-11 11:57:49  Michael Kay posted to this list:
> If you're prepared to grovel around the depths of Saxon internals, you can
> write an extension function
> public static String getTemplateName(net.sf.saxon.expr XPathContext context)
> {
>      try {
>         return context.getOrigin().getObjectName().getDisplayName();
>      } catch (Exception err) {
>         return null;
>      }
> }
> and call it without any arguments as xx:getTemplateName(). Not tested. It
> will only give the template name if it was invoked using call-template.
> Should probably work for function calls as well.
> Michael Kay
> http://www.saxonica.com/

Current Thread