RE: template name in attributes
You've got some pretty deep misunderstanding of what goes in the "match" attribute, because two of us have tried to explain your mistake and somehow you haven't grasped it. You might find this little tutorial on patterns helpful: http://www.saxonica.com/documentation/patterns/intro.html Note also that xsl:apply-templates does not have a match attribute, it only has a select attribute. Michael Kay http://www.saxonica.com/ > -----Original Message----- > From: Jessica Spiteri [mailto:gryzlaw@xxxxxxxxxxx] > Sent: 31 May 2005 07:52 > To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: RE: template name in attributes > > so if i also have: > > <xsl:template match="login"> > ... > </xsl:template> > > <xsl:template match="t_news"> > ... > </xsl:template> > > <xsl:template match="t_threads"> > ... > </xsl:template> > > it has to be changed to: > > <xsl:template match="left"> > <xsl:for-each select="box"> > <xsl:apply-templates match="@name"/> > </xsl:for-each> > </xsl:template> > > for it to automatically detect from the attribut value which > template to > process? > > >Date: Mon, 30 May 2005 22:34:19 +0000 > >To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > >From: "Aron Bock" <aronbock@xxxxxxxxxxx> > >Subject: RE: template name in attributes > >Message-ID: <BAY107-F924574AE1D8761ECAFB21D8030@xxxxxxx> > > > >>i have the xml: > >> > >><left> > >> <box name="login"/> > >> <box name="quicksearch"/> > >> <box name="t_news"/> > >> <box name="t_threads"/> > >></left> > >> > >>and the xsl: > >> > >><xsl:template match="left"> > >> <xsl:for-each select="box"> > >> <xsl:apply-templates select="@name"/> > >> </xsl:for-each> > >></xsl:template> > > > >This much is kosher. > > > >><xsl:template match="quicksearch"> > >> ... > >></xsl:template> > > > >This, however, doesn't work as expected because the value of > the match > >attribute should [usually] be the name of the matched > element or attribute, > >not their values. Thus, it would something like: > > > >match="@name" > > > >or > > > >match="@name[. = 'quicksearch']" > > > >The "usually" above is because it's possible to match using non > >name-specific expressions: node() to match any node, text() > for text nodes, > >@* for attributes, etc. > > > >> > >>why is the output only the value of the attribute not the > template that > >>matches the value of the attribute? > > > >So now we know why the template doesn't fire. The "value of > the attribute" > >is being output because XSLT has default, behind-the-scenes > templates that > >automatically output certain nodes, if not overridden. > Thus, if you left > >things as they were, then add the following template, you > wouldn't get even > >the attribute value output: > > > ><xsl:template match="@*"/> > > > >Regards, > > > >--A > > _________________________________________________________________ > Don't just search. Find. Check out the new MSN Search! > http://search.msn.com/
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