Re: Accessing attributes

Subject: Re: Accessing attributes
From: Paul Prescod <papresco@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 10:52:32 -0500
>      I have just begun working in the world of DSSSL.  I am wondering if
>      there is a way to access attributes that are within tags and use those
>      values to be printed out or used in some other way.
>      Example: <TASK ID="task1" Name="dosomething" Version=ver0">

You can access the attributes of an element using the (attribute-string
...) procedure.

>      I am looking to have the output in RTF, and being able to use
>      variables in the output. For example formatting the attribute "Name"
>      to be a certain justification and size, and use the value of "Name"
>      (dosomething) to be printed out in the format specified for the
>      variable.

(element task
   (make sequence
     quadding: 'start
     font-size: 10pt
     (literal (attribute-string "Name))))
>      I noticed dsssl being able to access variables from within
>      external-graphic there a way to do the same with the
>      other flow objects ie.. paragraph, tables, etc...

I'm not sure what you mean by variables here. Variables are not really
involved unless you choose them to be.

 Paul Prescod

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