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Re: [xsl] XPath shorthand

Subject: Re: [xsl] XPath shorthand
From: Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2012 20:28:42 +0100

>>>> In the end I went with
>>>> <xsl:key name="desired_fields"
>>>> match="m__id[1]|m__name[1]|m__path[1]|m__enabled[1]"
>>>> use="local-name()"/>
>>>> and
>>>> following-sibling::*[key('desired_fields',local-name())]
>> Why do that?
> Because then all my end-user has to do if he wants to change the
> fields being retrieved is add (or subtract) the relevant element name
> from the match pattern.

..in which case:

<xsl:variable name="names" select="('m__id', 'm__name',
'm__path'....)" as="xs:string+"/>


following-sibling::*[local-name() = $names]

is the same but doesn't require the key, however you should really
take into account namespaces.

Andrew Welch

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