RE: How to embed HTMl tags within an XML file
A standard way to do this would be to designate special non-HTML elements in a namespace. Or, if you find that HTML elements are the exception rather than the rule, you may wish to use the HTML namespace for them. Either way, if you put them in different namespaces, your stylesheet will be able to always copy HTML elements, and do special things with the rest. Source: <html xmlns:special="http://foo.bar.com"> <body> <table> <tr><td><special:content/></td></tr> <tr><td><special:content/></td></tr> </table> </body> </html> Stylesheet: <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" xmlns:foo="http://foo.bar.com"> <!-- Recursively copy all elements and attributes and their children... --> <xsl:template match="*|@*"> <xsl:copy> <xsl:apply-templates select="*|@*|text()" </xsl:copy> </xsl:template> <!-- ...except for elements in this namespace, which will require special processing --> <xsl:template match="foo:*"> <!-- Do special stuff for elements in this namespace --> </xsl:template> </xsl:stylesheet> Note that I used two different prefixes in the source and stylesheet documents for the same namespace. This is just to drill down the point that it matters not what prefix is used or whether one is used at all (could be a default namespace). The stylesheet processor cares only about what namespace an element or attribute is in, identified by the namespace URI, not a prefix. If the namespace URI is null, it's the same as saying the element is "not in a namespace". Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any more specific questions if you need to. Evan Lenz elenz@xxxxxxxxxxx http://www.xyzfind.com XYZFind, the search engine *designed* for XML Download our free beta software: http://www.xyzfind.com/beta -----Original Message----- From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of pmitra Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2000 12:30 PM To: XSL-List@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: How to embed HTMl tags within an XML file I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to include tags like <LI> or <P> or any other HTML tags in an XML file such that it will all be extracted with the tags by the XSL and the generated HTML will format the document using those tags. I do not want to define particular tags in a DTD, I want to pass through any generic HTMl tag, that any XML author may feel they want to put in: For example, In XML: <UL>Items header <LI>This is the first item <LI>This is the second item </UL> How can I pass the whole above section as is through an XSL such that HTMl can format this as a list? Thanks, Mila Mitra pmitra@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 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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