I want to call a template only if a nodeset does
not contain a match for a variable, ie:
<xsl:if test="(.//InqInfo/Member_Id != $listfor)">
where != should mean "does not include"
I know it's a stupid question, but I can't see a
simple, straightforward way to do this.
!= means "does not equal"--not quite the same thing. If you want to
test if $listfor does not exist within Member_Id, you could try:
(newbie post--please correct me as necessary!)
OK :) The contains() function tests whether the first argument string
contains the second argument string. For example:
would be true.
What Thomas was wanting to do, I believe, is to see whether any of the
Member_Id elements in the document contain the value $listfor, and if
not then call the Recipbutton template. In other words, he wants to
test whether any of the nodes in the node set have a value that is
*equal to* $listfor. Contains() doesn't do that. He needs:
<xsl:if test="not(.//InqInfo/Member_Id = $listfor)">
<xsl:call-template name="Recipbutton" />
When you pass a node set to a function that wants a string, the node
set is converted to a string by taking the value of the first node in
the node set. So your suggestion of:
would actually return true if the first Member_Id didn't contain the
value of the $listfor variable, and false otherwise.
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