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From Adam Flegman <>
Subject RE: dynamic node selection
Date Thu, 24 Jul 2003 01:05:47 GMT
--- Conal Tuohy <> wrote:
> Adam there's no "dynamic" xpath expression evaluation in XSLT - you'll
> probably want to find some other way to identify the nodes you want to deal
> with since writing a generic xpath evaluator in XSLT is not going to be easy.
> It would be feasible though to parse some standard type of expressions rather
> than any arbitrary xpath. e.g. if you could ensure that all the xpaths were
> like: "foo[1]/blah[2]" - but this may not be feasible since you say you don't
> know the possible values that your xpath expression may have? Where do they
> come from?

Hi Conal,

I was getting the feeling that this was the case (i.e no dynamic xpath
evaluation). I guess I have to go back and look at other ways to achieve a
similar result.

Thanks again to you and Tony for your help.



Adam Flegman - Senior Software Engineer

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