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Subject: Re: Thought i knew this but i guess not
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 16:43:52 -0500
Re:  Thought i knew this but i guess not

You are almost there.

First, you want xsl:apply-templates, not xsl:value-of. xsl:apply-templates will continue template matching through the tree. xsl:value-of will write the string value of the element, without processing children with templates.

Second, don't forget to do the usual xsl:copy thing for the elements you don't want to filter out.

Then, I suggest you might invert your logic for clarity.

Something like this?

<xsl:template match="*[@filter]">
<xsl:when test="(contains(@filter, 'filter10')) or contains(@filter, 'filter1'))">
<xsl:apply-templates select="@*|node()"/>

This, of course, easily reduces to an xsl:if.

If that doesn't do it, maybe making a minimal test sample for demonstration would help.

Finally, I note that your test for your filter is brittle. @filter='filter11' will pass. (And 'filter10' will pass for two reasons.) The best fix to this depends on how you are using @filter.


On 2/22/2011 3:38 PM, russurquhart1@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Hi Everyone,

I just can't get this today. (Maybe i need more sleep.)

I have the following, trying to follow Wendell'sadvice:

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
   <xsl:template match="@*|node()">
       <xsl:apply-templates select="@*|node()" />
   <xsl:template match="*[@filter]">
       <xsl:when test="(not(contains(@filter, 'filter10'))) and (not(contains(@filter, 'filter1')))">
         <xsl:value-of select="." />


I want this to work kind of like a conditional text thing. When i run this i get NO elements with a filtered attribute.

Little more help for the slow kid? :)


Russ Feb 22, 2011 07:35:48 PM, xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
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