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July 22, 2005

Looking up keys in a separate xml file

Filed under: XSLT — cangione @ 2:26 pm

Was recently working on an XSLT filter that extracted the text portion of SVG graphics into another file for translation. Once translated I needed a mechanism to merge the text back into the graphic. The document function did nicely.


<xsl:key name="descriptionlookup" 
match="Descriptions/Description" use="@name"/>
<xsl:variable name="desc" select="document('desc.xml')"/>


<xsl:template match="InsertDescription">
	<xsl:variable name="key_value" select="@lookup"/>
	<xsl:for-each select="$desc">

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