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- From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com>
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- Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 12:31:27 -0500
At 99/11/18 18:58 +0200, Marcus.Bernhardson@nokia.com wrote:
>Im new to this list (and pretty new to XML/XSL...) and i hope that its ok to
>ask a question about XSL here. Please tell me if Im at the wrong place.
A better place is:
XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
>I have a very anoying problem i cant solve using XSL with IE5.
>When I sort with order-by I wanna use a variable or a function that returns
>the sortingcriteria. I cant get it to work, is it possible?
Such a criterion is available using W3C XSLT, not IE5 XSL ... with W3C XSLT
you can specify a sort key based on a function.
>What I mean is that I wanna do something like this:
>* with a variable called selectedSort that contains the string
>'childelement1', 'childelement2' or 'childelement3':
><xsl:for-each select="root/element" order-by="+selectedSort">
Oh. I'm not really sure what you are asking for, then.
>* with a function that returns the string 'childelement1', 'childelement2'
><xsl:for-each select="root/element" order-by="+selectedSort()">
>If this would work then i could use 1 XSL-file instead of 1 for every
>sorting/filtering combination (would be many....).
Have you examined using general entities (but may not work in IE5) to
parameterize the encoding of attributes and sub-elements?
>When i filter i do like this:
> <xsl:for-each select="root/element[childelement= 'criteria1']"
>I have same problem here. I wanna be able to do something like this:
><xsl:for-each select="root/element[childelement1= selectedCriteria]"
><xsl:for-each select="root/element[childelement1= selectedCriteria()]"
Same answer from me ... such parameterization as I *think* you've described
isn't possible in XSLT. But, I think if you were to parameterize the
*stylesheet markup* instead of trying to parameterize *stylesheet
behaviour*, you will get what you are looking for.
Also, I expect you want to do "//element[..." to choose from all elements
with the given predicate (which is not quite what you are asking for).
I hope this helps.
G. Ken Holman mailto:gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com
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