RE: How to combine consecutive input nodes into one o
The keyword for your search is "XSLT positional grouping". XSLT 2.0 makes it very easy: there's a construct <xsl:for-each-group select="text:p" group-adjacent="@text:style-name"> that does exactly what you need. It's much harder in 1.0, but it can be done (anything can be done!) with recursive templates. Michael Kay http://www.saxonica.com/ > -----Original Message----- > From: Gerald Wharney [mailto:geraldwharney@xxxxxxxxxxx] > Sent: 06 December 2004 18:09 > To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: How to combine consecutive input nodes into > one output node? > > Hi > > I've only just started working with XML and XSL. What > I'm trying to do is to write a simple XSLT that will > change an Openoffice Writer document into fairly > presentable (X)HTML. I've accomplished most of what I > need to do except the following: > > What I need to know is how to transform a bunch of > consecutive similar nodes into a single output node. > > For example: > > < ... > > <text:p text:style-name="Listing">Line 1</text:p> > <text:p text:style-name="Listing">Line 2</text:p> > <text:p text:style-name="Listing"><text:s > text:c="4"/>Line 3 (indented)</text:p> > <text:p text:style-name="Listing"><text:s > text:c="4"/>Line 4 (indented)</text:p> > <text:p text:style-name="Listing">Line 5</text:p> > < ... > > > Here I need to combine all the _consecutive_ <text:p> > nodes which have the attribute "text:style-name" equal > to "Listing" so that the output looks something like: > > <p class="Listing> > Line 1 > Line 2 > Line 3 (indented) > Line 4 (indented) > Line 5 > </p> > > Note that I need to take into account the <text:s> > nodes which provide the spacing and are interspersed > amongst the <text:p> nodes. > > Any code, pointers to FAQs/manuals, or even keywords > to Google for will be much appreciated. > > tia > > ===== > -- > G W (no bush) > > > > ___________________________________________________________ > Moving house? Beach bar in Thailand? New Wardrobe? Win #10k > with Yahoo! Mail to make your dream a reality. > Get Yahoo! Mail www.yahoo.co.uk/10k
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