Used within an xsl:choose element
to indicate one of a number of choices. With XSLT 4.0 syntax enabled, it may
also appear within
Permitted parent elements: xsl:choose
XPath expression. If this is the first
XPath expression. Experimental: available only
if XSLT 4.0 constructs are enabled. Provides an alternative way of supplying
the return value when the
Available in XSLT 1.0 and later versions. Requires Saxon-PE or Saxon-EE. Available for all platforms.
Notes on the Saxon implementation
select attribute is implemented from Saxon 10, provided syntax extensions are enabled.
Note that forwards-compatibility mode in previous versions of XSLT does not handle the
attribute particularly well. If an XSLT 3.0 processor encounters an
instruction with a
select attribute, and the instruction
has an effective version of
will simply be ignored, which will generally give incorrect results.