Re: nested templates?
> >> The above seems to be illegal, though I can't think of a good reason why. > > It is clearly illegal, what would you want it to mean? > I suspect that xsl:template does not operate the way you imagine. apparently not. >> is it possible to construct an xslt stylesheet that is more similar to a >> "complete" page, i.e. with nested templates: > > It is possible to design a "complete page" this is what is sometimes > called the pull method, in fact if you are doing that, you don't need > any xsl;template instructions at all, see the XSLT spec for an example > (or the FAQ for this list). I've seen that faq and _all_ of the examples are: xsl:stylesheet xsl:template xsl:apply-templates xsl:template xsl:template .. ad infinum. -- this is the "lots of little bits" method, which is not useful for production. > >> (btw, this is not syntactically complete, but you get the idea :) > > No, I can't imagine what the idea is! I think you are trying to > do something like xsl:for-each but with an illegal use of xsl:template. > It would be clearer if you said what you wanted to happen rather than > posting some code you know to be wrong and then asking us to guess > what you want it to do! I actually did say, quite explicitly: Is it possible to nest templates, i.e. to create templates for elements, and nest them within on another, so I can effectively build a complete page, with some xsl sprinkled in to take care of value-of selection. I have been unable to find a good example of this syntax structure in XSL. I _have_ been able to find many, many examples of template apply-templates /template template apply-templates /template template apply-templates /template where the first is <html> etc the second is a master layout: <div align="center> <ul> apply-templates </ul> </div> and the third is an "item": <li>value-of select</li> Which is not useful to me. I would prefer the following: template template <stuff> /template apply-templates /template which is much more true to the hierarchical structure of XML and indeed all markup. If you can provide some good links to complex, real-world examples of XSL stylesheets, I'd be grateful, because everything I've found is either an Xpath tutorial or "hello world" kind of stuff. :) -alex XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
PURCHASE STYLUS STUDIO ONLINE TODAY!
Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!
Download The World's Best XML IDE!
Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!
Subscribe in XML format