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At 2004-03-23 08:38 -0600, Bill Riegel wrote:
>What to look thru a listOfNodes, and set contents on a variable, foundIt,
>when I found what I am looking for, then break.
XSLT does not work this way ... the semantics for an <xsl:for-each> are
different than a programmer's "for loop".
> <xsl:for-each select="$listofNodes">
> <xsl:if test="string(current()) = $mySearchItem">
> <!-- break out of look if found what I am looking
><!-- do something with foundIt -->
XSLT does not work this way either ... variables are bound with a value and
cannot change within their scope.
You haven't described what you want to do to your information, you have
only described a non-functional programmer's approach to a coding pattern.
Perhaps you need something like:
<!--do something with found nodes equal to my search item-->
When using XSLT you merely address the nodes that you want to process
rather than attempting a circuitous design pattern based on traditional
I hope this helps.
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