RE: Is it possible to dynamically select portions of an XML
When I've run into this issue, I use dynamic entity references. I have a simple servlet which takes URL query terms and uses their name/value pairs to 'adjust' the entity declarations in an internal DTD of the .XSL file. It's like passing parameters to the stylesheet. <!DOCTYPE sample [ <!ENTITY title "book1" > ]> <xsl:for-each select="BOOKSTORE/BOOK"> <xsl:if test=".TITLE='&title;'"> <!-- show the book details--> </xsl:if> <!-- else don;t --> </xsl:for-each> Here is an article explaining it in a little more detail and with sample Java code. http://xdev.datachannel.com/press/lounge.html Mike D DataChannel -----Original Message----- From: Ben Robb [mailto:Ben@xxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Friday, May 14, 1999 3:48 AM To: 'xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx' Subject: Is it possible to dynamically select portions of an XML page? Hi, I have a large XML page, and I want to show only a small part of it via my XSL sheet. I put in something like: <xsl:for-each select="BOOKSTORE/BOOK"> <xsl:if test=".TITLE='book1'"> <!-- show the book details--> </xsl:if> <!-- else don;t --> </xsl:for-each> and it works fine. Now for the slightly tricky bit. I want the "if" statement to be dynamic. I can pass the ASP page I am displaying the XML in a querystring. So is there a nice way to pass the querystring to the stylesheet and have it act on it? something like (but not, since you can;t use % symbols) <xsl:if test=".TITLE='<%=Request.QueryString("title")%>'"> Or is there another workaround? Hope this is clear. Rgs, Ben Robb cScape Strategic Internet Solutions XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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