RE: alternative for modes
Peter, I do not understand what really is the problem. I am inclined to believe that if it is that difficult to describe this problem, then most probably you do not have a problem at all? Or could you, please, provide a really concise and compact example that illustrates the problem well? This is a very frequent situation on this list. There are a lot of very knowledgeable people, who can help and are willing to help. When this help is not given, it is mostly due to the fact that the OP couldn't express the problem well so that it would be understood correctly. Most people hate guessing and even Jeni is sometimes clueless... :o) Now, my guess is that you need to be passed as parameter a list of actions (templates) to be performed. This is exactly what FXSL empowers you to do with ease. Waiting for a well-defined problem. Cheers, Dimitre Novatchev FXSL developer, http://fxsl.sourceforge.net/ -- the home of FXSL Resume: http://fxsl.sf.net/DNovatchev/Resume/Res.html ----------- Peter Billen wrote: RE: alternative for modes | RE: alternative for modes Oki I think it's time for an example :) Imagine: <streetrace> <car> <owner> ...</owner> ... </car> <car> <owner> ...</owner> ... </car> ... </streetrace> Now imagine you want to print out all the cars of the streetrace: first all in red, then in blue, sorted by the owner of the car(in my example of course, everything is a bit more complicated, especially the sorting code). The best I came up with, is the following: <xsl:template match="streetrace> <!-- print cars in blue !--> <xsl:call-template name="giveCarsSorted"> <xsl:with-param name="mode" select="'blue'"/> </xsl:call-template> <!-- in red !--> <xsl:call-template name="giveCarsSorted"> <xsl:with-param name="mode" select="'red'"/> </xsl:call-template> </xsl:template> <xsl:template name="giveCarsSorted"> <xsl:param name="mode"/> <xsl:apply-templates> // this will go to each <car>-element <xsl:sort select="car/owner"/> // sort on <owner> in <car> <xsl:with-param name="mode" select="$mode"/> // propagate $mode </xsl:apply-templates> </xsl:template> <xsl:template match="car"> <xsl:param name="mode"/> <xsl:if test="$mode = 'blue'"> <font color="blue"> <xsl:value-of select="."/></font><br/> </xsl:if> <xsl:if test="$mode = 'red'"> <font color="red"> <xsl:value-of select="."/></font><br/> </xsl:if> </xsl:template> I hope I didn't make any big mistakes, since I haven't tested it myself. In my opinion the problem is: I need the same sorting more than once, so it's a good idea to put it in a separate template (the sorting in my code is a bit more complicated). However, all the situations where I need the sorting, DO NOT depend on any specific value(s) of the <car> -element or one or more of his children. So I THINK creating 'conditional templates' won't help since there is no condition, which can be deduced from the tree-structure, at all. Thanks for your time, Peter __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Finance: Get your refund fast by filing online. http://taxes.yahoo.com/filing.html XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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