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xsl:if⚓︎

Used for conditional processing. It takes a mandatory test attribute, whose value is a boolean expression. The contents of the xsl:if element are expanded only of the expression is true.

Available in XSLT 1.0 and later versions. Available in all Saxon editions.

  • Category: instruction
  • Content: sequence-constructor
  • Permitted parent elements: any XSLT element whose content model is sequence-constructor; any literal result element

Attributes⚓︎

test
expression
The boolean expression to be tested. The full syntax of boolean expressions is outlined in XPath Expression Syntax.

Examples⚓︎

Includes a hyperlink in the output only if the current element has a preface attribute:

<xsl:if test="@preface">
    <a href="preface.html">Preface</a>
</xsl:if>

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