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Subject: RE: Is this the best way to emit one line per occurrence of an xpath?
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2007 23:20:08 -0000
RE:  Is this the best way to emit one line per occurren
My only suggestion would be that method="text" is more appropriate here than
method="xml".

Michael Kay
http://www.saxonica.com/ 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Karr, David [mailto:david.karr@xxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 08 November 2007 22:13
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject:  Is this the best way to emit one line per 
> occurrence of an xpath?
> 
> I had to write a simple stylesheet that prints out in text 
> form one line of text for every occurrence of a particular 
> xpath in an input xml file.
> I think I got it working, but I just wanted to ask for a 
> critique of this, to see if there are different ways of doing this.
> 
> The following is what I have so far:
> --------------------------
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
> <xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"
>                 version="1.0">
> 
>   <xsl:output method="xml" omit-xml-declaration="yes"/>
>   
>   <xsl:template match="/">
>     <xsl:apply-templates
> select="/beans/bean[@singleton!='false']/@class"/>
>   </xsl:template>
> 
>   <xsl:template match="@class">
>     <xsl:value-of select="normalize-space(.)"/><xsl:text>
> </xsl:text>
>   </xsl:template>
> 
> </xsl:stylesheet>
> --------------------------
> 
> This produces output like this:
> 
> --------------------------
> org.apache.commons.chain.impl.ChainBase
> com.wamu.stuff.Gork
> com.wamu.foo.Bar
> com.wamu.uia.framework.AdapterController
> com.wamu.uia.adapter.HttpClientAdapter
> --------------------------
> 
> Again, this is exactly what I want, I was just wondering 
> about alternatives for doing the same thing.

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