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Retrieve complete XML

Ramesh Hebbar

Joined: Nov 29, 2000
Posts: 3
I need to retrive the complete data of an XML associated with an XSL. The data should include node names along with values. This data must be accessible through an XSL variable.

I tried the following statements:

<xsl:variable name="all">
<xsl:value-of select="."/>
<xsl:value-of select="$all"/>

But it displayed only node values. But I also need node names along with the "<" and ">" delimiters.

Can anybody please tell, how do I go about retrieving the XML through XSL?
[ July 14, 2004: Message edited by: Ramesh Hebbar ]
Dmitry Kirsanov
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Joined: Apr 26, 2004
Posts: 33
Use xsl:copy-of instead of xsl:value-of.
Pradeep bhatt
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Joined: Feb 27, 2002
Posts: 8927

Is XSLT based on XPath? :roll:

Lasse Koskela

Joined: Jan 23, 2002
Posts: 11962
Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:
Is XSLT based on XPath? :roll:

No, but XSLT uses XPath.

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