Re: [xsl] Elements print sometimes only

Subject: Re: [xsl] Elements print sometimes only
From: "Tamre Bond" <tamre2@xxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2001 09:03:01 -0700

Thanks for the advice. That did work.  I was confused because it does print
the first time through, but then when it recalls the template it is in
another spot so to speak and  I therefore need to be more clear on the path.
Thanks for the other info as well. I will check out the global variable
possibilities and also minimize code before I post it.

Thank you again.   Tamre

----- Original Message -----
From: "Trevor Nash" <tcn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, July 21, 2001 2:21 AM
Subject: Re: [xsl] Elements print sometimes only

> Tamre,
> >I have the following xsl file that prints a header, middle section and a
> >footer--on each page.  On the first page in the header area three
> >print out in a line, namely "acctnum", "taxid" and
> >as shown here:
> >
> In the text you say "statement/stmtPeriod" but in the template you add
> '/' on the front.  This may be an important difference.
> It looks like a problem with the current element, though its hard to
> be sure as you do not give us a sample of the input.
> Within the template "pagehead" you are referring to
> /statement/stmtPeriod which is an absolute path, so will work in
> whatever context pagehead is called.  But the things like "acctnum"
> are relative paths.  These will only produce something if when you
> call pagehead the current element has a child called "acctnum".
> You probably need to pass statement/accountInfo as a parameter into
> the pagehead template, or instead of saying 'acctnum' say
> '/statement/accountInfo/acctnum'.
> If the output from the pagehead template is the same for the whole
> run, then it may be better to put the contents in a global variable
> and copy that rather than doing a call-template.  Look up xsl:variable
> and xsl:copy-of.
> ><xsl:template name="pagehead">
> ><DIV style="position: relative; top:4px;">
> ><xsl:value-of select="acctnum"/>
> >
> ><span class="shiftright">
> ><xsl:value-of select="taxid"/>
> ></span>
> >
> ><span class="shiftrightb">
> ><xsl:value-of select="/statement/stmtPeriod"/>
> ></span>
> ></DIV>
> >
> >but when this is called the second time through, only the
> >"statement/stmtPeriod" prints out.  I have not been able to figure this
> >Any ideas?  I have posted the entire file below, in case it will be
> The most helpful thing you (and others) can do is first reduce the
> stylesheet and input to give something that is easy to test.  Make
> sure what you post still does what you claim - test it yourself first.
> Often this process of elimination will reveal the answer without
> having to post at all.
> >Thanks.   Tamre
> >
> Regards,
> Trevor Nash
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