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Parameters in XML

Hi,
On a web page, I have a menu.  Each option call a xml file but I want to pass a parameter to know witch option is selected.  I can I do that.
Example : Option 1 call the XSLT with parameter "1"
          Option 2 call the XSLT with parameter "2"
          Etc.  
I know the instruction <xsl:param name='year'/>  but how the xslt will know the value of the parameter ?
Thank you very much
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frdep
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b1xml2Commented:
excellent question! this is how it is done with scripted transforms and MSXML3+

<html>
<head>
<title>Using the IXSLProcessor Object</title>
<script language="javascript">
//using MSXML3
var oXML = new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.DOMDocument.3.0");
var oXSLT = new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.FreeThreadedDOMDocument.3.0");
var oTemplate = new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.XSLTemplate.3.0");
oXML.async = oXSLT.async = false;
oXML.load("data.xml");
oXSLT.load("data.xsl");

//assign the stylesheet to the IXSLTemplate stylesheet object

oTemplate.stylesheet = oXSLT;

//now you can remove the XSLT Tree to save resources
delete oXSLT; oXSLT = null; CollectGarbage();

//create the IXSLProcessor now
var oProc = oTemplate.createProcessor();
oProc.input = oXML;

//we are now ready to do the stuff
window.onload = init;
function init() {
 //perform transformation
 oProc.transform();
 //get the transformed stream
 document.all.data.innerHTML = oProc.output;
}

function setAndTransform(vtName,vtValue) {
 oProc.addParameter("" + vtName, "" + vtValue);
 oProc.transform();
 document.all.data.innerHTML = oProc.output;
}

</script>
</head>
<body>
<input type="radio" name="vendor" value="1"
 onclick="setAndTransform('year',this.value);">Microsoft<br>
<input type="radio" name="vendor" value="2"
 onclick="setAndTransform('year',this.value);">IBM<br>
<div id="data"></div>
</body>
</html>

Notes
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1. MSIE 5+ Only
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b1xml2Commented:
the addParameter of the IXSLProcessor allows you to pass external values to the parameter inside the XSLT seamlessly.

addParameter(<name>,<value>);
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