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Re: XSLT Stylesheet Exclude Parental Search Results?

  • From: nico <ndebeiss@g...>
  • To: Jack Bush <netbeansfan@y...>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 10:01:29 +0100

Re:  XSLT Stylesheet Exclude Parental Search Results?
Just replace test="" by select="".

2009/1/23 Jack Bush <netbeansfan@y...>

Hi David,


Thank you for responding with such detail and enthusiasm.


Your suggestion make sense but I still encountered some error messages that needed further guidance with.


<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"




<xsl:template match="/">


<xsl:for-each test="/ns:html/ns:body/ns:div[@id='content']/ns:p/ns:strong">


<xsl:when test="contains(.,'Firstname:')">

<firstname><xsl:value-of select="."/></firstname>











XSLT Transformation output returned:

Error at xsl:for-each on line 10 of file:/C:/Documents and Settings/Jack/TestApplications/:

Attribute test is not allowed on this element

Error at xsl:for-each on line 10 of file:/C:/Documents and Settings/Jack/TestApplications/:

Element must have a "select" attribute


Any further suggestion would be appreciated.

Thanks again,


From: David Carlisle <davidc@n...>
To: netbeansfan@y...
Cc: xml-dev@l...
Sent: Friday, 23 January, 2009 12:07:45 AM
Subject: Re: XSLT Stylesheet Exclude Parental Search Results?

<xsl:template match="/">
so the cntext here is the root of the document, ie the parent of the
html element.

<xsl:when test="contains(.,'Firstname:')">

so . here is the whole document and you are taking its string value,
which is all the character data in the document, ignoring all element
markup.  So if the file, anywhere contains the string 'Firstname:' and
it also has an element matching
then you do <xsl:value-of select="."/> which is the string value of teh
whole document.

a) you probably want to as on xsl-list rather than here and b) you want

somthing like

<xsl:for-each test="/ns:html/ns:body/ns:div[@id='content']/ns:p/ns:strong">
<xsl:when test="contains(.,'Firstname:')">
<firstname><xsl:value-of select="."/></firstname>

so you are testing the strong element and outputting its content, not
testing the whole document.


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