I’m using XSLT to merge two XML files. I specify the external XML file containing data with a “document” function:
<xsl:variable name=“instances” select=“document(‘Instances-Data.xml’)”/>
This document has the following structure:
If I want to retrieve the value of “hasOleicAcid”, I would write this:
But it doesn’t work. Instead, I have to write:
Does anybody know why? Am I forced to perform a square brackets check every time I use an external XML file?
Thank you very much
I tried cutting and pasting your xsl:value-of element into a test stylesheet. When I tried running it with Saxon, it pointed out that the correct attribute for xsl:value-of is “select”, not “test”, and that the element needed a closing tag. Once I fixed those problems, it worked just fine.
If you just made a mistake when you transcribed the element into your post, and these errors did not exist in your original stylesheet, then you might have a bug in your XSLT processor.
Yes, I made a mistake when writing the post. I meant <xsl:value-of select… /> in both cases.
Anyway maybe it’s a problem with my XSLT processor. I’m currently using msxsl 3.0 I’ll try using Saxon