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> I need to paginate, (reduce in size), certain nodes of an xml doc, say
> x/y/z. This would evolve reading and writing nodes, and truncating the
> in question.
> I had originally written an xslt to use an xpath expression, which works
> fine. Problem is I need to do this for many doc, and the xpath expression
> changes. Passing the expression failed as select=$varName will only work
> for one node. See XSLT Programmer's Reference, 2nd Edition page 426.
This would be a good place to write a stylesheet that creates a second
stylesheet that does the actual work you want to do. Pass it the right path
expression as a parameter, run the first stylesheet to create the second,
then run the second on your xml file.