So I am not totally clear then, does Darrens method
check to see if the tag exists then? Anyways, I am
still getting the XPath error with his method. Any
other suggestions?

Thanks,

Bryan

--- "Beer, Christian" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hi Darren!
> 
> That's not completely righ.
> Your tests check if the attribute named "tagname"
> exists, 
> not the tag named "tagname".
> 
> Christian
> 
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Darren Munt [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 29. November 2001 23:18
> An: '[EMAIL PROTECTED]'
> Betreff: RE: AW: Non existent tag error...
> 
> 
> I've found that the test needs to encompass three
> possibilities:
> 
> 1. That the tag is not present;
> 2. That the tag is empty (ie. tagname=''), or;
> 3. That the tag is present and contains a value.
> 
> If you use test="@tagname", the test will be true in
> cases 2 and 3. However,
> if you use test="not(@tagname='')" (or
> test="@tagname!=''") then it will
> only be true for case 3, at least this is the case
> with the parser I use. So
> it depends on whether or not you want different
> behaviour when the tag is
> missing than you want when the tag is present but
> empty.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bryan hansen [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Friday, 30 November 2001 2:09 
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: Re: AW: Non existent tag error...
> 
> 
> I did not solve the problem, I was going to add the
> line that I said oops on in the original message,
> sorry for the confusion. I will try this and see if
> it
> works.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Bryan
> 
> --- "Beer, Christian" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Hi Bryan,
> > 
> > did you solve the problem, or what does the oops
> > mean??
> > 
> > Anyway: 
> > 
> > >   <xsl:when
> > test="Transaction/Filing/OldFilingNumber
> > > !=
> > > ''">
> > 
> > is not right, I think! Try:
> > <xsl:when
> test="Transaction/Filing/OldFilingNumber">
> > 
> > That is the right term, the book says so.
> > 
> > Christian
> > 
> > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> > Von: bryan hansen [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > Gesendet: Mittwoch, 28. November 2001 18:16
> > An: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > Betreff: Re: Non existent tag error...
> > 
> > 
> > Oops, line 87 is the line that does the xsl:when
> > test!
> > 
> > Bryan
> > 
> > --- bryan hansen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > > I have some xsl that checks to see if a tag does
> > not
> > > exist:
> > > 
> > > <fo:table-cell>
> > >   <fo:block text-align="start">
> > >     <xsl:choose>
> > >   <xsl:when
> > test="Transaction/Filing/OldFilingNumber
> > > !=
> > > ''">
> > >          <xsl:value-of
> > > select="Transaction/Filing/OldFilingNumber"/>
> > >         </xsl:when>
> > >         <xsl:otherwise>
> > >           N/A
> > >   </xsl:otherwise>
> > >     </xsl:choose>
> > >   </fo:block>
> > > </fo:table-cell>
> > > 
> > > This was working correctly, but now I am getting
> > an
> > > error:
> > > 
> > > ; SystemID: http://utstbrucc2/ucc-ack.fo.xsl;
> > Line#:
> > > 87; Column#: -1
> > > javax.xml.transform.TransformerException:
> Unknown
> > > error in XPath
> > > 
> > > The only thing that has changed was that I
> > > reinstalled
> > > fop? Am I missing a required jar or have a
> > different
> > > version that would make this stop working?
> > > 
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