RE: XSL Help!!
> I have a couple of questions on XSL stylesheets. > 1)<xsl:template match="MEMBER"> > <xsl:apply-templates select="NAME"/> > <xsl:apply-templates select="Phone[@type='work']"/> > </xsl:template> > > When u say <xsl:apply-templates select="NAME"/>, Will all the > NAME nodes > under MEMBER be selected(say there are more than 1 NAME nodes under > MEMBER)?Also will the NAME template rule be applied to each > one of the NAME > nodes before the Phone node is selected? yes, and yes. > > 2) > <xsl:variable name='signers' select=/legal_authenticator/person'/> > <xsl:if test='$signers'> > ..... > ..... > </xsl:if> > > What is the xsl:if tag doing here? Is it testing whether > /legal_authenticator/person' exists?? Yes. The value of a variable is a node-set; when used as a test in an xsl:if, it is converted to a boolean. An empty node-set is treated as false, a non-empty node-set as true. > > 3)<person_name> > <nm> > <GIV V="Henry"/> > <FAM V="Levin"/> > </nm> > <person_name.type_cd V="L" S="2d"/> > </person_name> > > For the above xml, I see the following in the stylesheet > <xsl:apply-templates > select='person_name[person_name.type_cd/@V="L"]'/> > What do the  mean?? Why can't I just have / instead of the ?? > before you go any further, I think you need to get yourself a book or an online reference for the language. Asking questions on this list is a way to solve any problems you have, it's not the way to find out basic facts about the language.  is a predicate: it filters a node-set according to a boolean condition. Michael Kay Software AG home: Michael.H.Kay@xxxxxxxxxxxx work: Michael.Kay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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