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Re: [xsl] Store node into variable

Subject: Re: [xsl] Store node into variable
From: "Michael Kay mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:22:03 -0000

Just use

<xsl:variable name="date" select="$element/date"/>

The way you are doing it, you are creating a temporary document to hold a copy
of the date element. The variable is a document node, and document nodes have
no name.

> I would need the $date to be the same node as $date2 (I want to use a
"xsl:choose" in the $date variable).

Either use XPath if() instead:

<xsl:variable name="date" select="if (X) then $element/date else

Or use xsl:sequence and an @as attribute

<xsl:variable name="date" as="element(date)">
    <xsl:when test="X">
     <xsl;sequence select="$element/date"/>

Michael Kay
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