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XSLT element-available() Function


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Definition and Usage

The element-available() function returns a Boolean value that indicates whether the element specified is supported by the XSLT processor.

This function can only be used to test elements that can occur in a template body. These elements are:

  • xsl:apply-imports
  • xsl:apply-templates
  • xsl:attributes
  • xsl:call-template
  • xsl:choose
  • xsl:comment
  • xsl:copy
  • xsl:copy-of
  • xsl:element
  • xsl:fallback
  • xsl:for-each
  • xsl:if
  • xsl:message
  • xsl:number
  • xsl:processing instruction
  • xsl:text
  • xsl:value-of
  • xsl:variable

Syntax

boolean element-available(string)

Parameters

Parameter Description
string Required. Specifies the element to test

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>
<xsl:choose>
<xsl:when test="element-available('xsl:comment')">
<p>xsl:comment is supported.</p>
</xsl:when>
<xsl:otherwise>
<p>xsl:comment is not supported.</p>
</xsl:otherwise>
</xsl:choose>
<xsl:choose>
<xsl:when test="element-available('xsl:delete')">
<p>xsl:delete is supported.</p>
</xsl:when>
<xsl:otherwise>
<p>xsl:delete is not supported.</p>
</xsl:otherwise>
</xsl:choose>
</body>
</html>
</xsl:template>

</xsl:stylesheet>

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