RE: That didnt work either! RE: How to add a "less than" or
Francis, I am assuming Moazzam wants to generate an element structure in his output with element type names determined in his source. That's exactly what <xsl:element/> is for. Both open and close tags, complete with tag delimiters < and > will appear when his result tree is written as XML (or HTML) to a file. (If you're not seeing this, check to see that <xsl:output method="xml"/> ... if it's set to "text" then all bets are off. Text output has no elements, hence no tags. Strings that may happen to resemble tags, it may have....) If he actually wants his XSL to generate the _characters_ '<' and '>' then he has to use <, > and output escaping, as you suggested (one way to do this is to set <xsl:output method="text"/>). But this is the hard way to do it: inelegant, error-prone, and "contrary to the spirit of XSLT" (though many of us have been known to resort to worse). In general, this topic falls into the category of the misconception about XSL as a fancy kind of string-munging. Don't think about '<' and '>': that only gets you into trouble -- think about how you're trying to create elements (with attributes) and move data (or maybe move elements and create data). There's a thread on this in the archive from not too long ago: it was discussed quite thoroughly. (And M., sorry to get your name wrong. Too many posts.) --Wendell At 09:53 AM 4/13/00 -0700, you wrote: >But how will you make it to display ur open and close tags.It will display >only the Type attribute name in ur output.right?.Or am I not getting this >correctly.I thought Mozamm was asking for displaying his attribute names as >tags and having a value for it. > >Francis ====================================================================== Wendell Piez mailto:wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Mulberry Technologies, Inc. http://www.mulberrytech.com 17 West Jefferson Street Direct Phone: 301/315-9635 Suite 207 Phone: 301/315-9631 Rockville, MD 20850 Fax: 301/315-8285 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Mulberry Technologies: A Consultancy Specializing in SGML and XML ====================================================================== XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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