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From Bevan Arps <>
Subject Re: Perhaps simple xsl question
Date Thu, 31 Jan 2002 03:07:30 GMT
At 18:44 30/01/2002 -0800, Scott Ellsworth wrote:

>In other words, @cvs.packages is getting replaced just fine, but in the 
>process, all of my ANT variables are getting vaporized.

You're running afoul of a useful "feature" of XSLT.

Realising that creating attribute values dynamicly would be a common event, 
the designers provided a shortcut.

Instead of having to write

   <xsl:attribute name="foobar">
     <xsl:value-of select="myExpression"/>

you can write this

<outputNode foobar="{myExpression}"/>

In your original template, this line

<cvs cvsroot="${cvs.root}" ...

is handled by the stylesheet extracting {cvs.root}, evaluating the 
expression and replacing it with the appropriate content.

Instead, you could use an expression giving ${cvs.root} as the result; I 
think this should work:

<cvs cvsroot="{'${cvs.root}'}" ...

Ie the cvsroot attribute is to contain the results of evaluating the 
expression '${cvs.root}', which is simply a string constant.

Hope this helps,

"Programming is an Art Form that Fights Back"

Bevan Arps (<>
Senior OO Analyst, ACT Financial Systems

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