I'm confronted with the following using xalan for a transformation: It seems that the result of a comparison between two values returns always true when I obtain the value along the following-sibling axe.
This is my source xml
.. and the stylesheet
Using xalan , both "if" statements evaluate to true. Output is always:
Using the xmlSpy internal xsl engine, the result of the comparison is as expected.
Thanks for any advice in advance.
Cheers - Nic [ November 15, 2006: Message edited by: Nicolas Stern ]
Right. That's because "following-sibling::value" returns a node-set containing all the following siblings. And when you compare a string to a node-set, as you do later, the comparison is true if any of the nodes in the node-set are equal to the string.
Did you mean "following-sibling::value"?
Joined: Apr 26, 2002
Thanks for your answer! restriction on the position of the value element is the solution. Topic can be closed.
I was not aware of the correct usage of following-sibling until I encountered this problem with this Xalan Version (2.7.0).
Still puzzled by the output difference when using Spy internal xsl engine and Xalan 2.7.
subject: Problem with xalan in a comparison along xpath axis