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Subject: RE: xslt transformation did not create any output
From: Roelof Wobben <rwobben@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2011 17:32:51 +0000
RE:  xslt transformation did not create any output

That's fair.

I think I have learn myself the basics of converting a xml file into a html

call-template and how to convert a html file are things I do not understand.

Do you think I can better goto the library and looking for a good xslt book or
is there a site where I can learn everything

with exercises so I can see if I understand it right.

I know the w3schools site but that one does not have exercises for


> Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2011 12:18:11 -0500
> From: wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re:  xslt transformation did not create any output
> Dear Roelof,
> On 12/9/2011 11:43 AM, Roelof Wobben wrote:
> > What I try to achieve is to break a big xslt file into pieces.
> >
> > So What I want to achieve is that the something matches to root.
> Could be. Or maybe not. Assuming it's an XML source document (not an
> XSLT stylesheet) that you want to break into pieces, there are many ways
> you might do it, and matching on the root may or may not be involved.
> > Then I need a piece which contains the piece which holds the head
> > section of the html file.
> Sure ... if you're generating more than one HTML result, you will want
> each one of them to have a head element.
> > But appearently Im on the wrong track.
> Again, I'm not sure you're on the wrong track.
> It's just that, as some recent responses on the list may have suggested
> to you, you're trying to do too much at once.
> It's as if you said to us "I need to cook a four-course gourmet meal,
> and for dessert I want to serve tiramisu", but it is clear from your
> technique that you haven't learned how to beat an egg.
> This is why you have heard us suggest you make the effort to study XSLT
> fundamentals. Only when you have practiced the basics, like beating eggs
> and chopping vegetables, will you be able to cook a four-course meal
> (with or without tiramisu).
> > If someone can point me to the right track im a very happy men.
> The track has already been pointed to: it's right in front of you. Study
> the basics. Only if you do that will we be able to help you.
> Cheers,
> Wendell
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