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Re: Changing Attributes Based on Ancestry

Subject: Re: Changing Attributes Based on Ancestry
From: Robert Koberg <rob@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1969 20:09:29 -0800
elem ancestry
Hi,

you want to something like:

<xsl:variable name="navColor">
<xsl:choose>
  <xsl:when test='ancestor::top_bar'>
     <xsl:text>#ffffff</xsl:text>
  </xsl:when>
  <xsl:otherwise>
     <xsl:text>#000000</xsl:text>
  </xsl:otherwise>
<xsl:choose>
</xsl:variable>

best,
-Rob


eric wrote:


Hi.  I saw in a post a bit ago a similar subject, and I tried to apply it,
but it didn't seem to work.  What am I missing?

Here is the XSL:

 <xsl:template name="top_bar">
   <xsl:apply-templates select="document('./nav.xml')"/>
 </xsl:template>

 <xsl:template name="bottom_bar">
   <xsl:apply-templates select="document('./nav.xml')"/>
 </xsl:template>

 <xsl:template match="navigate">
   <xsl:if test='ancestor::top_bar'>
     <xsl:param name="navColor">#ffffff</xsl:param>
   </xsl:if>
   <xsl:if test='ancestor::bottom_bar'>
     <xsl:param name="navColor">#000000</xsl:param>
   </xsl:if>

   <xsl:value-of select="$navColor"/>
   <xsl:for-each select="lnk">
     <a href="{@href}" style="color:{$navColor};
font-size:9pt"><xsl:value-of select="."/></a>
     <xsl:choose>
       <xsl:when test="position() == last()">
       </xsl:when>
       <xsl:otherwise>
         <span style="color:{$navColor}"><xsl:text> | </xsl:text></span>
       </xsl:otherwise>
     </xsl:choose>
   </xsl:for-each>
 </xsl:template>

Basically, I want the color for the top_bar to be white and the bottom bar
to be black, but it's not applying.  I also tried using:  <xsl:template
match="//navigate">  but that didn't work either.  Thanks for the help.

(is it not working because it's importing from an outside file?)

eric


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