Re: [xsl] applying templates to an attribute

Subject: Re: [xsl] applying templates to an attribute
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 18:57:22 -0500
At 05:40 PM 12/18/01, you wrote:
I find the following very useful and simple.
( BTW $output is a parameter)


John <alt executive="is creating" other="has created" another="will create"/>
a new product.


   <xsl:template match="alt">
     <xsl:value-of select="@*[name()=$output]"/>

But by dropping data into attribute values, you accept the constraints thereof, such as (for example) no element structure within that data.

But I cannot put any markup in the content, like if I want
John <i>will</i> create a new product.

Any suggestions?

John <alt> <executive>is creating</executive> <other>has created</other> <another><i>will</i> create</another> </alt> a new product.

<xsl:template match="alt">
  <xsl:apply-templates select="*[name()=$output]"/>

Elements in XML are made the way they are *in order* that they can support not-entirely-rigidly-structured data and mixed content. They are your friends.


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