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Re: A question of style

Subject: Re: A question of style
From: Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2010 19:25:26 +0100
Re:  A question of style
I'll have a guess....

Instead of concat() or:

<xsl:text>This is a </xsl:text> <xsl:value-of select="$var1"/>
<xsl:text> example</xsl:text>

with <xsl:variable name="var" select="'fill in the blanks'"/>

you could do

<xsl:variable name="content">This is a <var1> example</xsl:variable>

with <xsl:apply-templates select="$content"/>

and <xsl:template match="var1">fill in the blanks</xsl:template>  (and
the identity template)

The latter being more flexible.


On 27 July 2010 19:12, Whitney, Dan (Canwest Digital Media)
<DWhitney@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Dimitre,
> I know you said that you'd post an example, so some very, very gently
prodding, I too would be very interested in an example of what you mean by
> Thanks,
> Dan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dimitre Novatchev [mailto:dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2010 12:37 AM
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re:  A question of style
> On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 7:39 PM, Lars Huttar <lars_huttar@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 7/7/2010 5:54 PM, Dimitre Novatchev wrote:
>>> I definitely prefer using the concat() function than a sequence of
>>> alternating <xsl:text> and <xsl:value-of>.
>>> concat() is more or less the equivalent of prinf() in C or
>>> string.format() in C#. We don't have control characters like \n or \t,
>>> but this can easily be circumvented by using either variables (in XSLT
>>> 1.0) or character-maps in XSLT 2.0.
>>> =================
>>> *Even better*, one can use a separate "fill-in the blanks" XML
>>> document in which only specific elements need to be transformed into
>>> result values.
>>> This is a good technique which completely separates presentation from
>>> processing and allows that different "layouts" be filled-in by
>>> different transformations or the results of the same transformation be
>>> presented in different layouts.
>>> I believe this is probably one of the most important piece of
>>> knowledge that I have shared with our fellows XSLT developers in the
>>> course of many years.
>> Dmitri,
>> I could only partly understand what you're describing. Have you written
>> an article on it somewhere that you could link to? with examples?
>> Thanks,
>> Lars
> Lars,
> I will find time during the next days to post a simple example.
> --
> Cheers,
> Dimitre Novatchev
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