Re: [xsl] Problem with <xsl:import> and <xsl:call-template>!

Subject: Re: [xsl] Problem with <xsl:import> and <xsl:call-template>!
From: "cutlass" <cutlass@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2001 07:46:07 +0100
> Hi
> I had earlier posted this problem and thought the
> problem was solved although i think there IS a serious
> problem.
> I have stylesheet B importing stylesheet A ie A
> defines the PageStructure and hence all our
> stylesheets import stylesheet A.
> Stylesheet A matches the topmost node of the xml and
> generates the <HTML> and body tags.It then does an
> "apply-templates" obviously.
> Now the xml grows in size and the stylesheets get
> reused the problem is that they get applied just by
> importing for eg say i have a stylesheet that
> resuses/imports 2 stylesheets and needs to call the
> templates from those stylesheets at different
> locations/postions while formatting html.
> However they just get applied just by importing and an
> explicit call-template seems useless.The content just
> gets outputted.

using <xsl:template match="somelement"> in conjunction with
<xsl:apply-templates/> will auto match default templates.

using <xsl:template name="templatename"> in conjunction with
<xsl:call-template name="templatename"/> will only fire off that template
when u want it

> So now we got around the problem by forcefully putting
> "modes" and puposefully matching tags with no
> content.However i wanted to know if this is the way
> everybody does or is there something that i am
> missing.

using modes are useful, but i am unsure if u are using this, because u dont
understand the technique of calling a template vs auto matching a template.

i would like to help, if u send example xml/xsl then we can have a go.

cheers, jim fuller

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