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Data into 3 even columns

  • From: "Jesse Mandel" <jesse.mandel@g...>
  • To: xml-dev@l...
  • Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 16:18:30 -0700

Data into 3 even columns
I have an XML file with make and model car data (example at the end). It has an unknown number of makes and an unknown number of models per make. I want to use an XSLT doc to format it into 3 even columns. Ideally it wouldn't break the makes up but it counts both makes and models in the total count. See the desired output below.

I am new to XML and have gotten the output to work except this part. I can get the count but I don't know how to break the data up evenly. Any ideas? Is it possible?

<make name="ford">
<make name="honda">
<make name="toyota">
<make name="hummer">

----------> to ----------->

<div style="float: left">
<li class="make">ford</li>
<li class="model">mustang</li>
<li class="make">honda</li>
<li class="model">civic</li>
<li class="model">accord</li>
<div style="float: left">
<li class="make">toyota</li>
<li class="model">corolla</li>
<li class="model">rav4</li>
<li class="model">tundra</li>
<div style="float: left">
<li class="make">hummer</li>
<li class="model">h1</li>
<li class="model">h2</li>

B.S. Computer Science
University of California Santa Barbara

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