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Re: Turning off 'well-formedness'

Subject: Re: Turning off 'well-formedness'
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2002 18:25:59 -0500
Re:  Turning off 'well-formedness'

The classic solution to your problem would pick up every third <Record> and group its next two siblings with it, along the lines of:

<xsl:template match="Record">
  <xsl:if test="(count(preceding-sibling::Record) mod 3) = 1">
  <!-- works on first, fourth, seventh Records, etc. -->
      <xsl:for-each select="following-sibling::Record(position() &lt; 3)">
         <!-- picks up the next two Records -->

You say you want a <br> after every entry; but you can see here it's easy enough to put one just before 2nd and 3rd rows, not after each.

Also, you can see how easy it is to parameterize this: just change the number '3' into a parameter to make bigger or smaller groups.

Don't try to 'turn off well-formedness' -- the language is built to work with it, not without it. Whenever you think it's in the way, it's probably because your approach to the problem isn't XSL-ish enough.


At 04:20 PM 1/9/02, you wrote:

I am trying to create the following marked-up tags using MSXML3 on an IE5.x

        data1 <br />
        data2 <br />
        data3 <br />
        data4 <br />
        data5 <br />
        data6 <br />
my source file looks like:


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