[xsl] Problem With Different Colors for Alternate Rows

Subject: [xsl] Problem With Different Colors for Alternate Rows
From: "Schwartz, Rechell R, ALCAS" <rrschwartz@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 10:52:59 -0500

I am having difficulty programming a stylesheet that is supposed to return the result set as a list of HTML rows in alternating colors.All of the examples that I have seen address how to do this if every data row is is derived from the same type of XML tag. But in my example, each row may come from a completely different section of the XML. Following is a sample XML similar to the one that I am using. Also, another constraint is if any row is missing, it is inhibited, and the alternating color rule must still be preserved. I have tried numerous ways of passing parameters, but have been unable to modify the the row count after a match was found ofr each item. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

Sample XML:

Chocolate Truffles

Sample XSLT Stylesheet:
<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<xsl:stylesheet version='1.0' xmlns:xsl='http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform' >
<xsl:output method="html" indent="yes"/>
<xsl:template match="/">
<xsl:apply-templates select="Food_List/Main_Food_List/Main_Course"/>
<xsl:apply-templates select="Food_List/Side_Dish"/>
<xsl:apply-templates select="Food_List/Desert/Fancy_Desert"/>

<xsl:template match="Main_Course">
<TR><TD>Main Course:</TD><TD xsl:value-of select="."/></TD></TR>

<xsl:template match="Side_Dish">
<TR><TD>Side Dish:</TD><TD xsl:value-of select="."/></TD></TR>

<xsl:template match="Fancy_Desert">
<TR><TD>Desert:</TD><TD xsl:value-of select="."/></TD></TR>


Required HTML Output
<TR><TD colspan="2">MENU</TD></TR>
<TR><TD class="oddRowStyle">Main Dish:</TD><TD class="oddRowStyle">Chicken</TD></TR>
<TR><TD class="evenRowStyle">Side Dish:</TD><TD class="oddRowStyle">Potatoes</TD></TR>
<TR><TD class="oddRowStyle">Desert:</TD><TD class="oddRowStyle">Chocolate Truffles</TR>

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