RE: [xsl] Passing in a node value

Subject: RE: [xsl] Passing in a node value
From: "Passin, Tom" <tpassin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 15:15:37 -0400
First you have to come up with the html structures that you want to use.
Then you can work out how to create them.  As for id values, you can
always concatenate the menu names as you construct the source xml, or do
it programatically -

That should be enough to let you identify them. 


Tom P

[ Gregory Propf ]
> I am trying to create an XML-XSL based menu system for a website.  I 
> want to be able to designate some menu items as "expanded" 
> and others as 
> not.  The idea is that a user clicks a menu link and the 
> frame reloads 
> with that menu node expanded to show the subitems.  I have XML that 
> looks like this.
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> <Menuitem Name="Root_item" expanded="false">
>    <Menuitem Name="sub_item1" expanded="false">subitem1</Menuitem>
>    <Menuitem Name="sub_item2" expanded="false">subitem2</Menuitem>
>    <Menuitem Name="sub_item3" expanded="false">subitem3</Menuitem>
>    <Menuitem Name="sub_item4" expanded="false">subitem4
>      <Menuitem Name="sub_sub_item1" 
> expanded="false">sub_sub_item1</Menuitem>
>      <Menuitem Name="sub_sub_item2" 
> expanded="false">sub_sub_item2</Menuitem>
>      <Menuitem Name="sub_sub_item3" 
> expanded="false">sub_sub_item3</Menuitem>
>    </Menuitem>
> </Menuitem>
> The idea is that I want to set the expanded values to true 
> dynamically 
> as people hit the site and want to see the subnodes.  I'll 
> probably be 
> using Xalan called from a servlet (Java).  I initially 
> thought I could 
> just create a hash with node names as keys.  Apparently XSL doesn't 
> support hashes though.  Anyone know how to do this or something that 
> will be equivalent.  Also Can anyone recommend a good xsl-xpath 
> reference, preferable free and online.
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