Re: Global XSL
[Raj Reddy] > I am a Front End web designer. We already finished a project using HTML > Templates. Now I would like to create a Global XSL for all the pages as they > all look similar. They have common UI elements like Page Header, Sub Header, > Tables, Rows and Columns . Most of the pages are in the table format. is it > possible to create a Common XSL for all the pages. I have used Cascading > Styel Sheets and some graphics elements. > > As I am beginner to XSL, I appreciate your help on how I go about this. Are > there any tutorials where I can go through some examples similar to my > requirement ? > It's very possible and there is more than one way to go about it. Typically I use a master XML template, a master xslt stylesheet, and an xml file that is customized for each page. You run the stylesheet against the customized file, and bring in the master template using the document() function (can be done the other way around, too). Depending on what you want to do, you may also want to create customized stylesheets for each section of your website and have them import the master stylesheet. In any event, you want to try to use a driver xml file that contains all your page-specific customizations, so that they are in just one place. It might, for example, contain the page and section titles, background color, and so on. It could also specifiy the contents of your tables, or better, the name of separate XML files that contain that data. If you can create your pages beforehand using a batch process, so much the better. Then you can use multiple passes with different stylesheets, all run by the batch process. This can make it easier to keep different aspects of the specific pages separate from the common aspects. Cheers, Tom P XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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