Re: [xsl] [text nodes] Unmatching text nodes wrongly inserted

Subject: Re: [xsl] [text nodes] Unmatching text nodes wrongly inserted
From: Chizzolini Stefano <chist@xxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 09:44:27 +0200
OK, but there are many more elements outside the <fields> hierarchy, as you
can note in the posted xml example:

> > <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
> > <documents xmlns="";>
> >  <document id="2003722011924">
> >   <header>
> >    <caption>Fattura 1924/2003 di AAAAAA SpA</caption>
> >   </header>
> >   <body format="pdf" base="fatture/">
> >    <pages>
> >     <page template="FTNORM.pdf">
> >      <fields>
> >       <field name="CSBFT242">FATTURA DI VENDITA</field>
> >       <field name="CSBFT009">1</field>
> >       <field name="CSBFT010">2003-12-18</field>
> >      </fields>
> >     </page>
> >    </pages>
> >   </body>
> >  </document>
> > </documents>

I would like to avoid explicit template declarations for EACH unwanted
element (<documents>, <document>, <header>, <body>, <pages> and so on),
thinking about more complex scenarios.
If I applied the posted xsl transformation:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="";
version="1.0" xmlns:xdm="";>
<xsl:template match="xdm:fields">
 <map font-family="Courier" font-size="10pt" height="1" x-unit="in/10"
   <xsl:apply-templates select="xdm:field[@name='CSBFT242']"/>
<xsl:template match="xdm:field[@name='CSBFT242']">
 <label x="20" y="56" width="12">
  <xsl:value-of select="."/>

to the above posted xml, it would result in an odd xml containing the
unwanted "Fattura 1924/2003 di AAAAAA SpA" value of the
/document/header/caption text node, due to the famous default template
(argggh! wouldn't it be better if the W3C XSLT workgroup had defined an
empty default template instead of the text-spitting one we have to deal
with?). I'm just looking for an ultimate solution that doesn't let me worry
about the "text-spitting" issue!

Furthermore: do you know why the matching xpath expression "node()" excludes
neatly all the other matching templates?



> -----Messaggio originale-----
> Da:	Anton Triest [SMTP:anton@xxxxxxxx]
> Inviato:	giovedl 23 settembre 2004 19.33
> A:	xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Oggetto:	Re: [xsl] R: [xsl] [text nodes] Unmatching text nodes
> wrongly inserted
> > <xsl:template match="xdm:field"/> <!-- this is the empty template -->
> >
> > But how can I extend this concept to exclude not just the unwanted
> <field>
> > elements, but ANY element OTHER THAN those I need to render?
> <xsl:apply-templates/> selects all the children. If you only need
> one particular element, it's easier to select it in apply-templates:
> <xsl:apply-templates select="xdm:field[@name='CSBFT242']"/>
> and then the matching template will only be called for that element.
> <xsl:template match="xdm:fields">
>    <xsl:apply-templates select="xdm:field[@name='CSBFT242']"/>
> </xsl:template>
> <xsl:template match="xdm:field">
>    ... process that one field ...
> </xsl:template>
> HTH,
> Anton

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