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Subject: Re: Re: xhtml via xslt failure
From: Martin Holmes <mholmes@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 11:02:10 -0800
Re:  Re: xhtml via xslt failure
Your template here matches "bookstore/book", but it seems to be written as if it matches "author".

You might want to try changing the match to:

<xsl:template match="bookstore/book/author">

so that it applies only to instances of author which are children of books. Assuming that's what you want. If you want to process the authors that are siblings of books, of course, you want:

<xsl:template match="bookstore/author">

I think when you're getting started, it doesn't really help much to read the specifications; I'd do some tutorials first. The specs are hard to grasp unless you're already fairly comfortable with basic XSLT.

Hope this helps,
Martin

On 13-12-17 10:43 AM, e-letter wrote:
On 17/12/2013, David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 17/12/2013 17:08, e-letter wrote:
Don't understand, seems nested:

It is nested (unless you cut and pasted the wrong thing)


You have one xsl:template element inside another. The stylesheet should
not compile, and you should get no output.


Compilation occurred, so this is probably due to the processing environment (jedit). Anyway, the nested element was removed:

<xsl:stylesheet
	version="2.0"
	xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"
	xmlns='http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml'
	>
	<xsl:import href="xqueryexampledata.xml"/>
	<xsl:output
		method="xml"
		doctype-public="-//W3C//DTD XHTML Basic 1.1//EN"
		doctype-system="http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-basic/xhtml-basic11.dtd"
		encoding="utf-8"
		indent="no"
		omit-xml-declaration="yes"
		media-type="text/xml"
		standalone="yes"
		version="1.1"
		/>
	<xsl:template
		match='/'
		>
		<html xmlns='http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml' lang='en' xml:lang='en'>
			<head>
				<meta
					name='notice' content='xhtml document created by xml transformation' />
				<title>Test output web page</title>
			</head>
			<body>
				<xsl:apply-templates
					select='*'
					/>
			</body>
		</html>
	</xsl:template>
	<xsl:template
		match="bookstore/book"
		>
		<p>
			<xsl:if
				test="following-sibling::author">
				 and
			</xsl:if>
			<xsl:apply-templates
				select='author'
				/>
		</p>
			</xsl:template>
</xsl:stylesheet>

The transformation result:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML Basic 1.1//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-basic/xhtml-basic11.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en"
lang="en"><head><meta content="xhtml document created by xml
transformation" name="notice" /><title>Test output web
page</title></head><body>
	<p>Giada De Laurentiis</p>
	<p>J K. Rowling</p>
	<p>James McGovernPer BothnerKurt CagleJames LinnVaidyanathan Nagarajan</p>
	<p>Erik T. Ray</p>
</body></html>

The xml file has authors in two positions to consider, single authors
as child elements of 'book' and as multiple sibling elements of the
parent 'book' (i.e. each author is a separate child element), so it
seems that the suggestion to use element attribute
'test="following-sibling::author"' is not applicable.

Back to reading the specifications :)

.


-- Martin Holmes University of Victoria Humanities Computing and Media Centre (mholmes@xxxxxxx)

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