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Subject: Re: XSLT transformation using counters
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 13:17:37 +0100
Re:  XSLT transformation using counters
On 27/04/2011 12:40, Bubba O'Reily wrote:


I want to export XML.

then it would really help people understand your requirements if the required output that you showed was well formed xml, so far (including this last mail) that has never been the case. Where do you want your elements to close?



There are other elements I also neeed to replace in the file.
> If I output method="text" then those disappear in the output. For example<a href="??">...</a>


text output doesn't contain elements, but (the reason I mentioned it) is that if you are generating text then the string <foo> will be output as that, not as &lt;foo&gt; so there is no need for disable-output-escaping (as no escaping happens for plain text). However, if you are generating xml this is not relevant.



I'm getting alot closer but how do I decrement the counter when a
heading appears outside of a</lev>. See example input, output&  code
below. Note the output on the following lines:


XSLT doesn't have counters, If you specify what needs to be counted with the attributes to xsl:number then the correct number should be output.


<ParaStyle:hd4>Level 3
<ParaStyle:para>para text
<ParaStyle:hd4>Level 2
<ParaStyle:para>para text
<ParaStyle:hd4>Level 1
<ParaStyle:para>para text

The<ParaStyle:hd?> is not correct. I need to decrement the counter
so
when a</lev> occurs the appropriate counter is used.

Should be:


<ParaStyle:hd3>Level 3
<ParaStyle:para>para text
<ParaStyle:hd2>Level 2
<ParaStyle:para>para text
<ParaStyle:hd1>Level 1
<ParaStyle:para>para text




Input: ------

<lev>
<heading>Level 1</heading>
<para>para text</para>
<heading>Level 1A</heading>
<para>para text</para>
  <lev>
   <heading>Level 2</heading>
   <para>para text</para>
   <heading>Level 2A</heading>
   <para>para text</para>
   <heading>Level 2B</heading>
   <para>para text</para>
   <lev>
    <heading>Level 3</heading>
    <para>para text</para>
    <lev>
     <heading>Level 4</heading>
     <para>para text</para>
     <heading>Level 4A</heading>
     <para>para text</para>
     <heading>Level 4B</heading>
     <para>para text</para>
    </lev>
    <heading>Level 3</heading>
    <para>para text</para>
   </lev>
   <heading>Level 2</heading>
   <para>para text</para>
  </lev>
  <heading>Level 1</heading>
  <para>para text</para>
</lev>




Output Required: ----------------

This output is not well formed and so will generate a fatal error in any XML tool. It is virtually impossible to generate non well formed XML in XSLT unless you use disable-output escaping.


If you showed a well formed example of your required output, then someone could show you how to generate it.



<ParaStyle:lev>
<ParaStyle:hd1>Level 1
<ParaStyle:para>para text
<ParaStyle:hd1>Level 1A
<ParaStyle:para>para text


David

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