RE: Multiple views on an xml document

Subject: RE: Multiple views on an xml document
From: Kay Michael <Michael.Kay@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 10:38:58 -0000
> Now consider the problem of generating two html views on it:  
> a summary 
> view (showing only symbol) and a detailed view (showing both 
> symbol and 
> desc.) The decision about which view to generate is based on 
> a parameter 
> in the principle xsl stylesheet, something like
> <xsl:import href="summary-view.xsl"/>
> <xsl:import href="detailed-view.xsl"/>
> Does anyone have any insights 
> into a nice elegent solution to this class of problems?

Use <xsl:import> to import common, general-purpose rules into a stylesheet
designed to handle the the specific transformation, not the other way
around. I.e. make summary-view and detailed-view the principal stylsheet for
the transformation, and import the shared stuff into each of these.

Mike Kay

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