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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] priority of <xsl:variable ...> and xsltproc --stringparam

W. Borgert wrote:
> Hello,
> I recectly installed a new xsltproc 1.1.0(?).  With the old
> version 1.0.29(?) I HAD in my .xsl to declare a variable with
> <xsl:variable name="foo"/> to be able to assign a value at
> the command line (using option --stringparam foo bar).  With
> the new version this leads to desaster, because the empty
> declaration overwrites the command line value.  So I removed
> the declartion from my .xsl.  Questions:
> - Which of the two different behaviours is the "correct" one?

you should use <xsl:param ...> instead. Parameters can take a default value 
that will be used, if no parameter is specified on the command line.

imho it shouldn't be allowed to use variables like this at all.


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