inline XML <emphasis>
There is a little nuance that makes this problem interesting. I can of course use the built-in template to preserve the order of the text nodes. But mainly I want to split (tokenize?) the "unemphasized" text node at the root of the <para> element and capture each fragment separately in an <emphasis type="default"> element while keeping all elements of all emphasis types in sequence. I get very close if I add a closing emphasis tag, </emphasis>, before my literal element and reopen the <emphasis type="default"> after my literal element. However, I am serializing back to XML and doing this raises an objection from the processor. I tried to fool the processor by using entity references, but then the entity reference remains in the result XML. This is my stylesheet so far: <xsl:template match="/"> <xsl:apply-templates/> </xsl:template> <xsl:template match="para"> <emphasis type="default"> <xsl:apply-templates/> </emphasis> </xsl:template> <xsl:template match="emphasis"> </emphasis> <---------------HERE <emphasis> <xsl:attribute name="type" select="@*"/> <xsl:apply-templates/> </emphasis> <emphasis type="default"> <------AND HERE </xsl:template> without the hack of adding closing THEN opening literal snippets, I am pretty much where I started, by the way. The goal of this is to use in a variable data text application that looks at each tag and switches on the correct font based on the emphasis type. That's why the text's XML must end up styled more like HTML with <span> tags than a hierarchical structure (but only within the para elements). UPDATE: It works! The final ingredient can be a "disable-output-escaping" attribute around the closing and opening literals and the entities come back as actual brackets. However, I imagine that this problem, by its nature, must come up quite often. Is there a better way of solving it than the hack I suggest? ORIGINAL POST (and solution): > I'm working with XML in the following form: > > <cat> > <para>This is unstyled text <emphasis type="bold">and > this is bold. </emphasis>Now back to unstyled > text.</para> > </cat> > > > As you can see it has some inline style information > that's borderline not-well-formed. For my ease of use > I want the XML in this form (or the equivalent > result): > > <cat> > <para><emphasis type="default">This is unstyled text > </emphasis><emphasis type="bold">and this is bold. > </emphasis><emphasis type="default">Now back to > unstyled text.</emphasis></para> > </cat> Just take the identity transformation and add: <xsl:template match="para/text()"> <emphasis type="default"> <xsl:value-of select="."/> </emphasis> </xsl:template> This way you select only text-nodes which are children of the para element. > As extra credit :~) I want to keep possible nesting in > mind, although my initial problem is already a sort of > nesting problem, isn't it? ____________________________________________________________________________________ Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your home page. http://www.yahoo.com/r/hs
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