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Subject: RE: using attribute value as an attribute name OR using element value as an attribute name
From: ross@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 08:45:11 -0700
xsl for each using attribute
Dave,

Thank you again for helping me with this. Have you written a book or
anything I can buy? :-)

We are getting very close. I can output the name of each column, but somehow
I am having trouble figuring how to actually use that column name as the
data attribute name. Your original syntax:

<xsl:value-of select="$row/@*[name()=.]">

...didn't didn't seem to work (I get no data). And yet if I do <xsl:value-of
select="." /> I do get the column names. Here's what I have so far, which is
basically a straight copy of what you gave me.

	<xsl:variable name="columns"
select="/root/config/columnList/column/@name"/>

	<table width="95%" class="reporttable" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2">
	  <xsl:for-each select="/root/row">
	  	<tr>
		  	<xsl:variable name="aRow" select="."/>
		  	<xsl:for-each select="$columns">
				<td>
					<xsl:value-of select="$aRow/column[@name=.]" />  <!-- my lame
attempt -->
				</td>
	  		</xsl:for-each>
	  	</tr>
	  </xsl:for-each>
	 </table>

Thanks again.

== Ross ==



-----Original Message-----
From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of David
Carlisle
Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2002 9:26 AM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re:  using attribute value as an attribute name OR using
element value as an attribute name



> The column ordering is a concern. The sort simply does an alphabetic
> sort. Somehow I need to apply the user's column selection order as well.

ah I was lacking meta markup. I did xsl:sort on name because that would
work for column1 column2 etc, I should have known they were not the real
names....

so actually I'd zap the key and instead do

<xsl:variable name="columns"
select="/root/config/columnList/column/@name"/>
....
<xsl:for-each select="row">
<xsl:variable name="row" select="."/>
<xsl:for-each select="$columns">
  <xsl:value-of select="$row/@*[name()=.]">

untested as ever.

David



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