[XML-DEV Mailing List Archive Home] [By Thread] [By Date] [Recent Entries] [Reply To This Message]

Passing an external value to an xml file

  • To: xml-dev@l...
  • Subject: Passing an external value to an xml file
  • From: "Anoop A V" <anoopav@h...>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2002 16:29:44 +0000
  • Bcc:

variable in xml file
         I have an XML file(employees.xml) which holds the information of 
all the employees in a company. I have created an xsl file(emp.xsl) too, 
which is used to transform this xml file. I have included '<?xml-stylesheet 
type="text/xsl" href="emp.xsl"?>' in the xml file. A link in an HTML page 
points to this xml file. When you click on this link the details 'of a 
particular employee' have to be displayed in the browser. So the href 
attribute of the <a> tag will be 'employees.xml?empid=4". The xml file need 
to get this 'empid' and pass it to the xsl file, so that I can use something 
like :

<xsl:template match="/">
	<xsl:apply-templates select="//employee[employeeid=...]"/>

in the xsl file.

My files reside in an NT Server running IIS, but I am asked not to use ASP 
or any other server side scripting techniques. Can I get the work done with 
the help of just the xml and xsl files. Someone suggested <xsl:param> but I 
don't know how it can be implemented. Even if it can be successfully 
implemented, I guess it won't work with xml version 1.0. But still can 
anybody show me how to use xsl:param to tackle the problem? Or is there some 
other way to solve the issue? I will be extremely grateful if somebody can 
show me the way.

Anoop A.V.

Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp.


Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!

Buy Stylus Studio Now

Download The World's Best XML IDE!

Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!

Don't miss another message! Subscribe to this list today.
First Name
Last Name
Subscribe in XML format
RSS 2.0
Atom 0.3

Stylus Studio has published XML-DEV in RSS and ATOM formats, enabling users to easily subcribe to the list from their preferred news reader application.

Stylus Studio Sponsored Links are added links designed to provide related and additional information to the visitors of this website. they were not included by the author in the initial post. To view the content without the Sponsor Links please click here.

Site Map | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Trademarks
Free Stylus Studio XML Training:
W3C Member
Stylus Studio® and DataDirect XQuery ™are products from DataDirect Technologies, is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation, in the U.S. and other countries. © 2004-2013 All Rights Reserved.