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Re: Suggestions to improve my XSL writing style

Subject: Re: Suggestions to improve my XSL writing style
From: Michel Hendriksen <michel.hendriksen@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 10:31:24 +0100
Re:  Suggestions to improve my XSL writing style
<xsl:apply-templates></xsl:apply-templates> could also be written as
<xsl:apply-templates/>, saving some space and making it clear that
there is nothing insde.


On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 10:27 AM, David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 28/01/2011 08:20, Jacobus Reyneke wrote:
>> The XSL I wrote below works, but I'm looking for ways to improve my
>> coding style. Is this a bad way of writing style sheets? - in
>> particular the fact that I call "apply-templates" about a million
>> times.
> The usual error of beginners is that they don't use apply-templates enough
> and over use for-each and value-of. apply-templates is the heart and soul
> xslt, the more times it's used the merrier.
>> Also, I could not get the Act numbering to be added in the Scene
>> title, so I left it in the Act element, where I would have liked a
>> Scene title like "Act 1, Scene 1" but using position() from within the
>> scene match gave me strange numbering.
> if you just use <xsl:apply-templates/> that means select="node() so selects
> all nodes includng he white space text nodes between elements and so
> position() probably went up in steps of two. You could use
> <xsl:apply-templates select="scene"/> in your act template 9if scenes are
> the only child type) then the sequence being processed will just have
> and position() will reflect the scene number. but probably better would be
> to use xsl:number  from="act" count="scene"
> David
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