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Subject: Re: [xsl] dangling attribute creation (was Re: [xsl] When to use text())
From: Liam R E Quin <liam@xxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 02:53:32 -0400

On Sun, 2014-04-27 at 06:24 +0100, Ihe Onwuka wrote:
> Supposed to be a link to Sal Mangano's Cookbook. Recipe 8.2 How else
> are you supposed to convert elements to attributes?
> http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=67NUlLjGvtoC&pg=PT294&lpg=PT294&dq=sal+mangano+xslt+cookbook+elements+to+attributes&source=bl&ots=23V9HCp4xJ&sig=SQkTBEZkXVhPqC4NWfNY8NuMhlE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=XJNcU7iOE8e3PM-MgOgO&ved=0CGcQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=sal%20mangano%20xslt%20cookbook%20elements%20to%20attributes&f=false

That gives me a message about having exceeded my previewing limit.
Like youtube or google play or those music sites, "content not available
in your country".

Elements to attributes - in general it's lossy, but yes, that's a
reasonable case for templates that return attributes. Functions that
return attributes might be easier to work with, though, or templates
that return strings, plus a helper function that creates an attribute
only if a string is not empty.

Careful use of as= can help reduce problems.


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