Re: [xsl] newbie question: transforming xml to txt with xslt

Subject: Re: [xsl] newbie question: transforming xml to txt with xslt
From: Eike Jordan <jordan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 14:49:07 +0200
Hello Milena,

milena schrevel wrote:
hi all, i want to exctract certain data from a xml-file, which contains programdetails of several tv channels (see a examle below), and put it into txt-files (for each tv channel one txt-file). the programm should read from the xml file the data starting from 6:00 am of the following day till 5:59 am of the day after that. i am new to xml, xsl/xslt. my question is now, if my problem can be solved with xslt only, or if i need another programminglanguage (which one?) for extracting data according the time? as there are 22 tv channels, i don´t want to write an xsl-file for each of parameterpassing possible with xslt? which tool you would suggest? thanks a lot in advance! any kind of help welcome! regards, milena schrevel

xml-file: ... <RESOURCE id="EVENTLIST_XYZ"> <EVENTLIST originalnetworkid="1" transportstreamid="1089" serviceid="0x2EE3" servicename="XYZ"> <EVENT eventid="0x23BB93"> <STARTTIME country="deu" date="21.09.2002" time="16:00:00" /> <DURATION country="deu" time="01:00" /> <SHORTEVENTDESC language="ger"> <EVENTNAME>News</EVENTNAME> <EVENTTEXT></EVENTTEXT> </SHORTEVENTDESC> <EVENTGENRE genreid="GENRE_0" /> </EVENT> </EVENTLIST> </RESOURCE> ... example of output.txt : xyz 21.09.2002 16:00:00 News

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it depends on the XML date structure wether you can handle all with *one* transformation, but guessing you TV channels are all wrapped in a "RESOURCE" element with the given structure the example below may be good enough.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="";

<xsl:output method="text"/>

<xsl:template match="/"> <xsl:apply-templates/> </xsl:template>

  <xsl:template match="RESOURCE">
    <xsl:value-of select="EVENTLIST/@servicename"/><xsl:text> </xsl:text>
    <xsl:value-of select="EVENTLIST/EVENT/STARTTIME/@date"/><xsl:text> </xsl:text>
    <xsl:value-of select="EVENTLIST/EVENT/STARTTIME/@time"/><xsl:text> </xsl:text>
    <xsl:value-of select="EVENTLIST/EVENT/SHORTEVENTDESC/EVENTNAME/text()"/>


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