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Edwin HeijmenSubject: How to transform node from included document
Author: Edwin Heijmen
Date: 04 Jul 2008 08:23 AM
Is the following possible? I can't seem to wrap my head around it, but I am an XSLT newbie, so that might explain it :)

I have an XML file that contains data that needs to be displayed:
<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<top>
<data>
<title>title of page</title>
<name>Your name</name>
</data>
<cells>
<cell>
<name>cell 1</name>
<value>100</value>
</cell>
<cell>
<name>cell 2</name>
<value>200</value>
</cell>
<cell>
<name>cell 3</name>
<value>300</value>
</cell>
</cells>
</top>

I also have a layout XML file that will be used to put the data from the above XML-file into a certain layout, called layout.xml:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<layout>
<layout-main>
<html>
<head>
<title><insert-title/></title>
</head>
<body>
<div>
My name is: <insert-name/>
</div>
<div>
<table>
<insert-cells/>
</table>
</div>
</body>
</html>
</layout-main>
<layout-cell>
<tr>
<td><insert-cell-name/></td>
<td><insert-cell-value/></td>
</tr>
</layout-cell>
</layout>

And then I have the XSL file to tie it all together (hopefully!):
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" version="1.0">
<xsl:output method="html" indent="yes"/>
<xsl:variable name="data" select="/"/>
<xsl:variable name="layout" select="document('layout.xml')"/>
<xsl:template match="/">
<xsl:apply-templates select="$layout/layout/layout-main/*"/>
</xsl:template>
<!-- transformations -->
<xsl:template match="insert-name">
<xsl:value-of select="$data/top/data/name"/>
</xsl:template>
<xsl:template match="insert-title">
<xsl:value-of select="$data/top/data/title"/>
</xsl:template>
<xsl:template match="insert-cells">
<xsl:for-each select="$data/top/cells/cell">
<xsl:variable name="name" select="name"/>
<xsl:variable name="value" select="value"/>
<xsl:value-of select="name"/>
<xsl:apply-templates select="$layout/layout/layout-cell/tr">
<xsl:with-param name="name" select="$name"/>
</xsl:apply-templates>
<xsl:call-template name="insert-cell-name">
<xsl:with-param name="name" select="$name"/>
</xsl:call-template>
</xsl:for-each>
</xsl:template>
<xsl:template name="insert-cell-name">
<xsl:param name="name" select="name"/>
<xsl:value-of select="name"/>
</xsl:template>
<!-- Identity transformation -->
<xsl:template match="@*|node()">
<xsl:copy>
<xsl:apply-templates select="@*|node()"/>
</xsl:copy>
</xsl:template>
</xsl:stylesheet>

I would like the output to look like the following"
<html>
<head>
<title>title of page</title>
</head>
<body>
<div>
My name is: Your name
</div>
<div>
<table>
<tr>
<td>cell 1</td>
<td>100</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>cell 2</td>
<td>200</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>cell 3</td>
<td>300</td>
</tr>
</table>
</div>
</body>
</html>

Unfortunately that's not quite the result. I can't seem to be able to replace the 'insert-cell-name' and 'insert-cell-value' tags with the corresponding 'name' and 'value' tag values. Is this possible?

The reason I want to keep as much layout out of the XLS-file as possible is to allow non-developers to design a layout without knowing XSLT. This way I can hopefully also use a single XLS-file where 'layout.xml' can be easily changed/generated.

Thanxxx for any guidance/advice/comments...

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Alberto MassariSubject: How to transform node from included document
Author: Alberto Massari
Date: 08 Jul 2008 06:25 AM
Hi Edwin,
which version of Stylus Studio are you using? And which XSLT engine have you selected in the scenario of your XSLT stylesheet?

Thanks,
Alberto

 
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