RE: Formatting elements
I agree, this is something that 'ought' to appear as a design pattern -- perhaps with some demonstrations to back it up. I've talked DTD design principles with several programmers who come from a data-background or are familiar with HTML (which does very little of this) and they are very suspicious (or incredulous) of the idea of adding wrapper elements. (In some cases, I literally think they didn't respond because their initial reaction seemed impolite!) It goes against the grain of their experience, but it can literally be a huge improvement both in simplifying the stylesheet and sometimes in improving response time (this one is _really_ counter-intuitive). Sara >DaveP wrote: (snipped) > > Often one additional wrapper in the source XML makes all the > difference in the world to the ease of processing via XSLT. > To be able to sit (sorry, template match) on the wrapper, and play > with the children (??) of that wrapper is a piece of cake compared > to matching on one of many, and chasing along the axis to do > something. > > There's a design pattern here... somewhere. > > DaveP > > > > 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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