Quiz of XSLT 1.0 oddities by James Fuller

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Subject: [xsl] a bit of distraction ' quiz of XSLT 1.0 oddities' From: James Fuller <jim.fuller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 11:04:03 +0100 a bit of distraction for those who must work. I am generating a little 'quiz of oddities' for XSLT 1.0, some of which I have bumped into from time to time....none are particularly mind blowing, though some may make one stop and think. Here are some of mine....(xsl:stylesheet elements have been stripped), any more good questions out there ? Answers sometime around new years. -------------------------------------------------------------- Whats the output XML <root> <test>1</test> <test>2</test> <test>3</test> <test>4</test> </root> XSLT <xsl:template match="root"> <xsl:apply-templates select="test"/> </xsl:template> <xsl:template match="*"> this template <xsl:value-of select="."/> </xsl:template> <xsl:template match="node()"> that template <xsl:value-of select="."/> </xsl:template> When matching templates are equivelent which one gets matched? -------------------------------------------------------------- What does the string-length() function return in the following xml / xslt snippet ? XML <doc> <a>Testing this</a> <a>and this too</a> </doc> XSLT <xsl:template match="/"> <out> <xsl:value-of select="string-length()"/><xsl:text> </xsl:text> <xsl:value-of select="string-length(doc/a)"/> </out> </xsl:template> ------------------------------------------------------------- Can a template be both named and match? for example is the following construction possible? <xsl:template name="my:book" match="book"> ------------------------------------------------------------- Does exclude-result-prefixes defined on an xsl:stylesheet element apply to subtrees included with xsl:include ? -------------------------------------------------------------- Is there any way of using apply-templates using a mode 'decided' at run time ? ------------------------------------------------------------- What does this do? <xsl:value-of select="name()"><a>some text</a></xsl:value-of> ------------------------------------------------------------- Can anyone show a clever use of the why one would use the floor() function specifically in XSLT 1.0 ? ------------------------------------------------------------- How does one arrive to this xml <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <out>doc #1: <bdd>http://example.com</bdd><ext>http://test.extension</ext> <jad>http://administrator.com</jad><java>http://xml.apache.org/xslt/java</java> <ped>http://tester.com</ped><xml>http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace</xml> doc #2: <xml>http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace</xml> </out> from this xml ? <?xml version="1.0"?> <docs> <doc x="x" y="y" z="z" xmlns:ext="http://test.extension"; xmlns:java="http://xml.apache.org/xslt/java"; xmlns:ped="http://tester.com"; xmlns:bdd="http://example.com"; xmlns:jad="http://administrator.com"/> <doc x="ax" y="ay" z="az"/> </docs> ------------------------------------------------------------- Is the following a valid declaration for xsl:variable? <xsl:template match="/"> <xsl:value-of select="$myvar"/> </xsl:template> <xsl:variable name="myvar" select="'test output'"/> -------------------------------------------------------------- Which XSLT processors fully support EXSLT node-set extension ? -------------------------------------------------------------- When there is no xsl:output element how does an XSLT processor determine that you want an html result ? -------------------------------------------------------------- How does FXSL calculate sin() ? -------------------------------------------------------------- Is there anyway to achieve a conditional inclusion (e.g. conditionally use xsl:include) ? -------------------------------------------------------------- I have a few more.....pls send your questions, will compile and perhaps ask DaveP to include in XSLT FAQ. cheers, Jim Fuller

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