Invokes a named template.
Available in XSLT 1.0 and later versions. Available in all Saxon editions.
- Category: instruction
- Permitted parent elements: any XSLT element whose content model is sequence-constructor; any literal result element
- Name of the called template, must match the name defined on an
Notes on the Saxon implementation⚓︎
Until 9.6, Saxon supported an alternative instruction
saxon:call-template, but this has now been dropped. This had the same effect as
xsl:call-template, except that it allowed name attribute may be written as an attribute value template, allowing the called template to be decided at run-time. In place of this facility, XSLT 3.0 offers higher-order functions.
To supply parameters to the called template, one or more
xsl:with-param elements may be included. The values of these parameters are available to the called template. If the
xsl:with-param element specifies
tunnel="yes", then the parameter is passed transparently through to templates called at any depth, but it can only be referenced by an
xsl:param element that also specifies
tunnel="yes". If the default value,
tunnel="no" is used, then the parameter value is available only in the immediately called template, and only if the
xsl:param element specifies
tunnel="no" (explicitly or by defaulting the attribute).
The context of the called template (for example the current node and current node list) is the same as that for the calling template; however the variables defined in the calling template are not accessible in the called template.