Re: [xsl] Need help combing two elements

Subject: Re: [xsl] Need help combing two elements
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 16:05:41 -0400


  <one a="1"/>
  <two b="2"/>


<xsl:template match="data">
  <both a="{one/@a}" b="{two/@b}"/>

<both a="1" b="2"/>

Or more generally: decide on a context from which all the necessary data components for your new element are visible (any context will do but some are easier than others), and make the new element, pulling in whatever data you want from wherever you find it.

In fact, it's pretty hard to write XSLT that doesn't do this, in a very general way. If you think in terms of elements and attributes being nodes on a tree, rather than stuff written with tags (as you really must to get anywhere with XSLT), it starts seeming very normal.


At 02:11 PM 3/27/2009, you wrote:
Thanks for taking the time to write that email. Greatly appreciate it.

To answer your question about moving to XSLT 2.0, unfortunately that is not
an option. So I'll have to find a solution to merging the two cells and
formatting the date using whatever functionality is available in 1.0.

So far I'm still in the dark as to how I can merge the cells.

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