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No more @nodeTypeAlias

    Changes to the XML Schema

    If you ever had to test the Document Type in XSLT, you would've probably used @nodeTypeAlias. Since the new 4.5 Schema however, this has changed.

    Consider a Document Type with an alias of subPage. In the old Schema, the umbraco.config XML file would look something like:

    <node id="1204" nodeTypeAlias="subPage" .... >

    And in the new schema, nodeTypeAlias no longer exists but it is rather used as the actual XML node name. So it becomes:

    <subPage id="1204" .....>

    So to select the node name, we simply need to use the name() method.


    Getting the Document Type for $currentPage

    Old Schema

    <xsl:value-of select="$currentPage/@nodeTypeAlias" />

    New Schema

    <xsl:value-of select="local-name($currentPage)" />

    Selecting a certain document type

    Old Schema

    <xsl:for-each select="$currentPage/node [@nodeTypeAlias = 'subPage']">

    New Schema

    <xsl:for-each select="$currentPage/subPage">


    <xsl:for-each select="$currentPage/*">
        <xsl:if test="self::subPage">.......</xsl:if>

    or if you need to test against a variable

    <xsl:for-each select="$currentPage/*">
        <xsl:if test="local-name() = $subPageName">.......</xsl:if>


    I hope I save you some hair with this post, I've gone bald trying to figure it out :)