#1 You should be sending these questions to the XSL list
#2 You need to use a dot at the front of your query so that the current context is set (.//eraname)
Edward Dowgiallo wrote:
I seem to be not getting the intended use of xsl:choice.
The following stylesheet segment causes fop to terminate with the message: ...; Line 78 Column 25; [ERROR]: null
<fo:block font-family="Helvetica" font-size="18pt" text-align="end">
<xsl:text>History of the World</xsl:text>
1st, a more verbose error message would be useful.
2nd, What I am trying to do is find out if the current element contains an element named "eraname", if it does I want to use the value of the element "eraname"
If it doesn't I want to check if the current element contains a child element named "conflictname", if it does I want to use the value of the element "conflictname".
If it doesn't I want to slap in some boiler plate text.
The xml file being processed when this fails does contain the child element "eraname".
I'd be more than happy to use a workaround here.