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   Re: [xml-dev] XSL INCLUDE PROBLEM

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At 2003-01-07 10:12 -0800, asim wrote:
>    I m Qazi Asim, i m having  a small problem in xsl include

XSLT and XPath questions would be better posted to the following list:


There are a number of subscribers who would enthusiastically respond to 
such questions.

There is also an *excellent* FAQ at:


>now i m trying to give my users a choose template option..... so i have to 
>change my include like this
><xsl:variable name="templatepath">
>../skins/<xsl:value-of select="//selected-template-id"/>/template.xsl
><xsl:include href="$templatepath"/>
>* where the "selected-template-id" is name of the folder where the 
>template is saved

Because the XSLT processing model requires the entire stylesheet file to be 
processed into a node tree before even looking at the source file, there is 
no opportunity to parameterize the stylesheet based on the contents of the 

You could consider a two-step transformation, where the first step creates 
the including stylesheet for the second step.  In only one step you will 
have to have both sets of logic available and choose between the sets of 
code at processing time.  This might best be done with two different modes 
for the template rules, but it depends on the design of your stylesheet.

BTW, I far prefer using xsl:import over xsl:include because xsl:import will 
never introduce template conflicts that might be introduced with xsl:include.

I hope this helps.

..................... Ken

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