The <xsl:variable> element is used to declare a local or global variable.
Note: The variable is global if it's declared as a top-level element, and local if it's declared within a template.
Note: Once you have set a variable's value, you cannot change or modify that value!
Tip: You can add a value to a variable by the content of the <xsl:variable> element OR by the select attribute!
|name||name||Required. Specifies the name of the variable|
|select||expression||Optional. Defines the value of the variable|
If the select attribute is present, the <xsl:variable> element cannot contain any content. If the select attribute contains a literal string, the string must be within quotes. The following two examples assign the value "red" to the variable "color":
If the <xsl:variable> element only contains a name attribute, and there is no content, then the value of the variable is an empty string: