RE: XML/XSLT reading
Thanks Michael I am putting together a language file/xml tree that will allow a user to read a site in French (FR), English (EN) etc etc. I originally had it as a tab separated list that was read in by Perl, and then decided to change it to XML and get XSL to do the formatting. Languages that have no value for the element will default to English for the user. So, on one part of the site, the user will select his/her language to use. This is then written to a user specific config. I would need the XSL file to read in the config file to know which language to display (alonside the English version) in the languages file i.e. If they have chosen French, use XSL to format the XML file to display the English and then the French alongside so they can alter the French version of that word/phrase to display on the site. This is a simple process in Perl but I need to understand XML/XSLT to determine whether It can be of use in this example. The XML tree structure is this ... <languages> <script>GLOBAL <var>CHOOSE_A_LANGUAGE <string lang='EN'>Please choose a language</string> <string lang='ES'>Elija un idioma por favor</string> <string lang='FI'>Valitse kieli</string> <string lang='IT'>Per favore, scegli una lingua</string> <string lang='NL'>Selecteer een taal</string> <string lang='PT'>Escolha um idioma</string> <string lang='FR'></string> <string lang='NO'></string> </var> <var>GOLD <string lang ='DE'></string> <string lang ='DK'></string> <string lang ='EN'>Gold</string> <string lang ='ES'></string> <string lang ='FI'></string> <string lang ='FR'>Or</string> <string lang ='IT'></string> <string lang ='NL'></string> <string lang ='NO'></string> <string lang ='PT'></string> <string lang ='SE'></string> </var> </script> </languages> So reitterating on what I have above, the user would see something like this ... CHOOSE_A_LANGUAGE EN: Please choose a language FR: [ ] GOLD EN: Gold FR: [Or ] [Submit changes button] And update the XML file with the French version when they enter the text and click on the 'Submit button' I undertand now that I will need another script to post the data to so it can modify the XML file (apparently XSL can't do this directly!) What do you suggest? Thanks for listening Andy perl -e "print qq^bIG VeRN ! ^^qq^#'#Yv#=<D+ ^" On Mon, 2004-12-06 at 11:16 +0000, Michael Kay wrote: > > Can anyone provide me with some useful URLs so I can read up > > on how and where XML and XSL is used ( in the real world ). > > You'll find any number of pieces giving a local perspective on this, > but I'm > not aware of anything that you'll find useful to address the question > below. > > > I have a very specific > > use which I am now implementing in Perl as I can't see a > > valid reason to use XML/XSL. > > I can think of many problems that would be better programmed in Perl > than in > XSLT, so this shouldn't be a worry. But you wouldn't be posting here > unless > you were uncertain of your decision. So explain it here, and let's see > if > other people agree with your choice. > > Michael Kay > http://www.saxonica.com/ > > > This e-mail is private and may be confidential and is for the intended recipient only. If misdirected, please notify us by telephone and confirm that it has been deleted from your system and any copies destroyed. If you are not the intended recipient you are strictly prohibited from using, printing, copying, distributing or disseminating this e-mail or any information contained in it. We use reasonable endeavours to virus scan all e-mails leaving the Company but no warranty is given that this e-mail and any attachments are virus free. You should undertake your own virus checking. The right to monitor e-mail communications through our network is reserved by us.
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