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XSLT generate-id() Function


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Definition and Usage

The generate-id() function returns a string value that uniquely identifies a specified node.

If the node-set specified is empty, an empty string is returned. If you omit the node-set parameter, it defaults to the current node.


Syntax

string generate-id(node-set?)

Parameters

Parameter Description
node-set Optional. Specifies on which node-set to generate a unique id

Example 1

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">

<xsl:template match="/">
<html>
<body>
<h3>Artists:</h3>
<ul>
<xsl:for-each select="catalog/cd">
<li>
<a href="#{generate-id(artist)}">
<xsl:value-of select="artist" /></a>
</li>
</xsl:for-each>
</ul>
<hr />
<xsl:for-each select="catalog/cd">
Artist: <a name="{generate-id(artist)}">
<xsl:value-of select="artist" /></a>
<br />
Title: <xsl:value-of select="title" />
<br />
Price: <xsl:value-of select="price" />
<hr />
</xsl:for-each>
</body>
</html>
</xsl:template>

</xsl:stylesheet>

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