Re: Templates for different kinds of tags?
I'm not so familiar with XSL, please be patient ;-)
I think you will find people on this list very patient for those who are eager to learn.
I have a XML-document (not HTML) with tables like this:
I would not recommend using <xsl:choose> unless the differences are very small and most of the template would be the same for both cases.
But, the <tr>- and <td>-tags are still the same code, so, they will always use the same templates. But I also want to change the code for tr and td, depending on the style of the complete table.
Without more detail of your problem, my hunch is that you would just do something like this:
<xsl:template match="table[@style='simple']"> <xsl:template match="table[@style='xyz']"> <xsl:template match="table[@style='simple']/tr"> <xsl:template match="table[@style='xyz']/tr"> <xsl:template match="table[@style='simple']/tr/td"> <xsl:template match="table[@style='xyz']/tr/td">
In this fashion you are allowing the processor to optimize the matching. My XSLT students who come to class with a programming background tend to latch onto those facilities they are used to using as programmers without realizing there are built-in facilities that declare what they need done so that the processor can choose to do them as best as it sees fit.
Note that in a match pattern the right-most node test identifies the node being matched and the detail in the steps to the left qualify the ancestry (typically) of the focus node test.
I hope this helps.
. . . . . . . . . . . . Ken
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