Sending this again: Never was posted. Setting up some contro
Ok, I hope I'm not reinventing the wheel. I've read so many XML/XSL documents in the past month that my head is spinning, but I'm quite sure I haven't learned it all, and I could have missed this somewhere. Anyway, what I want to do is add some control data in my xml document that my xsl document can use to control the look of the page. For example, when the users selects my document, they can choose to see a project list for all teams or a specific team. Then in the XSL I want it to look and see if they selected ALL or a specific team. If a specific team, then there is no point in displaying the team column, because every row will be the same team. If the user selected ALL, then I want to display the team column so each row shows which team it belongs too. I added this to the top of my XML document: <meta> <team>ALL</team> </meta> and then my projects begin: <project> <number>1102</number> <title>test title</title> <contacts></contacts> <status>A</status> <comments></comments> <date_entered>2000-05-01</date_entered> <team>CTMIG</team> </project> My style sheet is working fine to display all the projects, but I added this if statement to the team column: <xsl:if test="team=ALL"> <td><xsl:value-of select="team" /></td> </xsl:if> It doesn't work, of course, because it thinks I'm referring to the "team" in the projects node, but I want to test the "team" in the meta node. Does that make sense? How do I select the value of one field from a different node I am processing? And, I hope this is the long solution for something even easier. Thanks for your help. -- Brian N. Burridge Internet Architect Ext 3515 The Internet Group - ITSS Cox Target Media "Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday," that person cannot say, "I choose otherwise." XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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