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functx:copy-attributes

Copies attributes from one element to another

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Description

The functx:copy-attributes function copies attributes from the element in $copyFrom to the element in $copyTo. It leaves all the original attributes and content of $copyTo, except that if $copyTo already has an attribute with the same name of one of $copyFrom's attributes, its value is updated to match $copyFrom.

Arguments and Return Type

NameTypeDescription
$copyTo element() the element to copy attributes to
$copyFrom element() the element to copy attributes from
return value element()

XSLT Function Declaration

See XQuery definition.
XSLT 2.0 Syntax:
<xsl:function name="functx:copy-attributes" as="element()"
              xmlns:functx="http://www.functx.com" >
  <xsl:param name="copyTo" as="element()"/>
  <xsl:param name="copyFrom" as="element()"/>

  <xsl:element name="{node-name($copyTo)}">
    <xsl:sequence select="
       ($copyTo/@*[not(node-name(.) = $copyFrom/@*/node-name(.))],
        $copyFrom/@*,
        $copyTo/node())"/>
  </xsl:element>

</xsl:function>

Examples

<xsl:variable name="in-xml" as="item()*">
<in-xml>
   <a>123</a>>
   <b x="1" y="2">456</b>
   <c x="9">123</c>
   <d z="5">123</d>
</in-xml>
</xsl:variable>
XSLT ExampleResults
functx:copy-attributes(
   $in-xml/a, $in-xml/b)
<a x="1" y="2">123</a>
functx:copy-attributes(
   $in-xml/b, $in-xml/c)
<b x="9" y="2">456</b>
functx:copy-attributes(
   $in-xml/d, $in-xml/c)
<d z="5" x="9">123</d>

See Also

functx:add-attributesAdds attributes to XML elements
functx:add-or-update-attributesAdds attributes to XML elements
functx:update-attributesUpdates the attribute value of an XML element
functx:remove-attributesRemoves attributes from an XML element, based on name

History

Published OnLast UpdatedContributor(s)
2006-06-272007-02-26Priscilla Walmsley, Datypic, pwalmsley@datypic.com, http://www.datypic.com
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