[xsl] Generate tab-delimited file

Subject: [xsl] Generate tab-delimited file
From: Benoit_Aumars@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2001 15:29:36 +0100
Hi all,

Another help requested.
Here is my XML source :

<?xml version="1.0"?>
	<c code="12">xyz</c>
	<d code="34"></d>

and my XSL :

<xsl:transform xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform";

<xsl:strip-space elements="*"/>
<xsl:output method="text"/>

<!-- This will generate the column data -->
<xsl:template match="topic/*">
	<xsl:value-of select="name()" />

<!-- This will generate row data
<xsl:template match="topic/@*">
	<xsl:value-of select="." />


and the result is :
id	dob	b	c	d	e	

I would like the output ( tab-delimited file ) as follow :
id	dob	b	c	d	e	
123	20010701	Item	xyz		

The problem with my XSL :
1. it just looks for the immediate nodes who are the children of <topic>. 
So if I have something like this :

it should pick <g> for 'g' column with 'ItemG' as row data, but it picks
'f', wrong of course.
Sounds like : 'select the name of the context node which is the lowest
children' ...?

2. but if I have something like this

it should pick <g> for 'g' column with '20010731' as row data.
Sounds like : 'if the lowest node is <Year>, pick up its parent, hence <g>'

Any idea ?

Thanks for your help.

Benoit Aumars.

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