Re: replace xml element
Thanks Jeni, I'll give that a try but also I was just wondering is there a possibility of doing some sort of search and replace in xslt, ie. search through the whole xml doc and replace any occurrence of the tag <break/> with <br/>? valerie_liston@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 00 353 61 419440 ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jeni Tennison" <jeni@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: "valerie liston" <valerie_liston@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Cc: <XSL-List@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2002 1:47 AM Subject: Re: replace xml element > Hi Valerie, > > > I have a question about replacing xml elements. Here is the problem; > > I want to output the content of the element <content> and replace > > the element <break/> with the html tag <br/>. I know this is > > probably a very basic question but I appreciate your help. > > Rather than just getting the *value* of the content (with > xsl:value-of), apply templates to it: > > <xsl:apply-templates select="item/par/content" /> > > and then add a template that matches break elements and, when they're > encountered, inserts a br element to the result instead: > > <xsl:template match="break"> > <br /> > </xsl:template> > > When you tell the processor to apply templates to the content element, > it will search through the templates in your stylesheet to find one > that matches content elements. If it doesn't find one, it'll use the > built-in template: > > <xsl:template match="*"> > <xsl:apply-templates /> > </xsl:template> > > This tells the processor to apply templates to all the child nodes of > the matched (content) element -- the text nodes and the break > elements. When the processor tries to find a template that matches > text nodes, again it won't find one in your stylesheet, so it'll use > the built-in one: > > <xsl:template match="text()"> > <xsl:value-of select="." /> > </xsl:template> > > so the value of each text node will be added to the result. When the > processor tries to find a template that matches the break elements, it > will find the one that you've provided, and add a br element to the > result for each one. > > Applying templates to content and having templates to match different > bits of that content (a push approach) is the best way of processing > mixed content such as that in your example. > > Cheers, > > Jeni > > --- > Jeni Tennison > http://www.jenitennison.com/ > begin 666 InterScan_Disclaimer.txt M3VUN:6)I;&ET>2!A=71O;6%T:6-A;&QY('-C86YS(&%L;"!I;F)O=6YD(&%N M9"!O=71B;W5N9"!E+6UA:6P@871T86-H;65N=',N($AO=V5V97(L('=E(&UA M>2!N;W0@8F4@86)L92!T;R!D971E8W0@;W(@<F5P86ER(&%L;"!V:7)U<V5S M(&%N9"!V87)I86YT<RX@4&QE87-E(&)E(&%W87)E('1H870@=&AE<F4@:7,@ M82!R:7-K(&EN=F]L=F5D('=H96YE=F5R(&1O=VYL;V%D:6YG(&4M;6%I;"!A M='1A8VAM96YT<R!T;R!Y;W5R(&-O;7!U=&5R(&]R('-E;F1I;F<@92UM86EL 9(&%T=&%C:&UE;G1S('1O(&]T:&5R<RX-"@ end XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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