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RE: [xsl] Can I test the name of the current element?

Subject: RE: [xsl] Can I test the name of the current element?
From: "Ross Ken" <Ken.Ross@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 09:15:29 +1000

Using a mode on the apply-templates (and templates) or a passed parameter would be my suggestion

<xsl:template match="Line">...
<xsl:template match="Line" mode="full">...

<xsl:template match ...
<xsl:apply-templates select="Line" />
<xsl:apply-templates select="Line" mode="full"/>

That said the literal answer to your question is to use "name()='Line'"


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-----Original Message-----
From: Adrian [mailto:a.hobson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, 31 January 2003 9:02 AM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [xsl] Can I test the name of the current element?

I am trying to test the name of the current element as shown below.  I know
what I have doesn't work, but it gives an idea of what I am trying to do.
My apologies if this is in a faq somewhere, I had no luck finding a
solution there.

Thanks for any suggestions

Simplified version of the XML file:

I am already processing the Line and Curve elements using an apply-templates:
<xsl:template match="Line">
<xsl:template match="Curve">

However I need to process them a second time differently:
<xsl:for-each select="CoordGeom/*">
  <xsl:if test="position()=1">
    M <xsl:call-template name="getStart" />
    <xsl:when test=".=Line"> <!-- something like this -->
    <xsl:when test=".=Curve"> <!-- something like this -->
      A ...
  <xsl:call-template name="getEnd" />

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