Posted By: Anonymous
How can I check if a value is null or empty with XSL?
For example, if
categoryName is empty? I’m using a when choosing construct.
<xsl:choose> <xsl:when test="categoryName !=null"> <xsl:value-of select="categoryName " /> </xsl:when> <xsl:otherwise> <xsl:value-of select="other" /> </xsl:otherwise> </xsl:choose>
test="categoryName != ''"
Edit: This covers the most likely interpretation, in my opinion, of “[not] null or empty” as inferred from the question, including it’s pseudo-code and my own early experience with XSLT. I.e., “What is the equivalent of the following Java?”:
!(categoryName == null || categoryName.equals(""))
For more details e.g., distinctly identifying null vs. empty, see johnvey’s answer below and/or the XSLT ‘fiddle’ I’ve adapted from that answer, which includes the option in Michael Kay’s comment as well as the sixth possible interpretation.