RE: [xsl] Followup question for Kenny Akridge...Thank you!

Subject: RE: [xsl] Followup question for Kenny Akridge...Thank you!
From: Bill Walker <williamewalker@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 17:49:18 -0800 (PST)
Thank you again for your generosity...

I think this SHOULD work... I am just stumped as
to how to put in the commands...

--Bill Walker 

--- Kenny Akridge <kakridge@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Bill, I take the time because other have taken the
> time with me :) I'll
> try to look at this tonight.  I've been swamped with
> work lately (none
> of which is XSL right now, and I love working with
> XSL), but I will
> certainly get to it soon.
> -Kenny Akridge
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Bill Walker
> Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 4:53 PM
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [xsl] Followup question for Kenny
> Akridge...Thank you!
> Hi again... This question is directed to Kenny
> Akridge
> specifically.  I wasn't sure how else to reach him
> directly...
> _______
> Last week you were gracious enough to offer
> me a solution as to how to get parts of a page
> to display if info. was or was not included in
> the XML file.  I really appreciate the time you took
> to think it through for me.
> Your solution works great on the simple level
> I laid out.
> You did offer to write back if I had questions,
> so I am taking you up on it.
> As I mentioned before, my goal is to
> plug your solution into a full-fledged XSL
> stylesheet that includes all the rest of the HTML
> and CSS references etc.
> Here is what the existing page looks like:
> Here is the existing XSL stylesheet:
> and the existing XML file:
> The XSL file works correctly using commands specific
> to the XML file... but my goal was to try to put
> your
> solution into it to make it a "one size fits all"
> stylesheet that could transform ANY XML file that
> either HAD Categories and Databases and Websites or
> that HAD ONLY Websites in the XML file...
> Does that make sense?
> So, anyway, I looked admiringly at your solution
> and then tried for several hours to get your code
> to be substituted for the xsl: stuff in the existing
> XSL file.
> Needless to say, I have not been able to get this to
> work yet.   
> I think I still don't have a very good grasp of
> how to construct an XSL stylesheet.  I really don't 
> understand where to put the the XSL commands within
> the HTML in the stylesheet to make it generate
> correct
> HTML output...
> I get error messages that I can't fathom, so it gets
> pretty frustrating.   
> I was wondering if you could take some time again
> to look at our XSL file and XML file and see if you
> could insert the code you have shown that works (in
> a
> simplified page).  
> Keep in mind that this XSL file references other XML
> files such as:
> l
> I must emphasize that I am certainly not a
> programmer.
> I am a librarian and learned HTML from the ground
> up,
> but it was pretty simple compared to XSLT, so I
> often
> get stumped when I try things out in XSLT.  I know
> it
> is not programming per se, but it can be quite
> confusing.   
> I was so happy when I got our existing XML and XSL
> to
> work. 
> But, now it seems like we should be able to condense
> it all down to one XSL file that would work against
> all the Subject and Sub-subject XML files.  That is
> the goal in all of this...
> So, anyway, if you have time, I would sure
> appreciate
> any expertise you can apply to my problem.  I know
> you
> can't test it fully since you don't have all the
> image
> and css files we have here, but if you could
> substitute your commands for my commands, I could
> bring it back here and test it (AND see if I could
> understand how you did it!!)
> So, if you can putter with it, please just use the
> designations that are in the files...i.e.
> categories,
> databases, web_sites...
> And again, thank you very much for being such a good
> samaritan.  My wife is just getting into the
> Internet
> and she was amazed at my being able to ask a
> question
> of a group of XSL experts and people actually taking
> the time to try to help.
> --Bill Walker
>   Reference Dept.
>   Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library
> __________________________________
> Do you Yahoo!?
> Yahoo! SiteBuilder - Free web site building tool.
> Try it!
>  XSL-List info and archive: 
>  XSL-List info and archive: 

Do you Yahoo!?
Yahoo! SiteBuilder - Free web site building tool. Try it!

 XSL-List info and archive:

Current Thread