[xsl] handling embedded XML tags

Subject: [xsl] handling embedded XML tags
From: ninti@xxxxxxxxx
Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2002 13:17:26 +1000 (EST)

I am currently converting documents at the Institute where I work into XML
format. We are using standard simplified DocBook XML tags and PHP/Sablotron to
do transformations. The XSLT stylesheets I am using have worked fine until the
following problem arose:

I have <emphasis> tags embedded in <para> tags like this:

<para>Some text here <emphasis>emphasised words</emphasis> and more text here</para>

I am using the following templates to handle this:

<xsl:template match="para">
  <xsl:value-of select="."/>
  <xsl:apply-templates select="emphasis"/>

<xsl:template match="emphasis">
  <xsl:value-of select="."/>

The output I'm getting is like this:

<p>Some text here and more text here</p><span>emphasised words</span>
The <para> elements are processed, then the <emphasis> elements are processed.

What I am trying to achieve is this:

<p>Some text here <span>emphasised words</span> and more text here</p>

So, my question is, how can I apply the 'emphasis' template in an 'inline'
manner to elements 'embedded' inside other elements?

Hope this is clear.



MICHAEL HALL                 Web Development Officer
Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education
W: mick.hall@xxxxxxxxx                (08) 8951 8352
H: ninti@xxxxxxxxx                    (08) 8953 1442

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