RE: [xsl] XSL Transformation Question

Subject: RE: [xsl] XSL Transformation Question
From: "Eric Fleming" <coolburn77@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 15:43:15 -0500
Thanks Jeni, worked like a charm.

- Eric Fleming 

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeni Tennison [mailto:jeni@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, February 20, 2004 2:30 PM
To: Eric Fleming
Cc: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [xsl] XSL Transformation Question

Hi Eric,

> I have a rss feed I am trying to transform, but it will not read the
> img and a tags from within the description of each item. The rss
> feed can be found at

What a strange RSS feed. It uses a mix of the classic (and bad) design
wherein the HTML content of the <description> element is nested within
a CDATA section (effectively escaping the HTML tags), and unescaped
<a> and <img> elements. Weird.

Anyway, the problem is that in the template for <item> elements,
you're using the wrong path when trying to select the <img> and <a>
elements: the <img> and <a> elements are within the <description>
element, so you need to step through the <description> element to
reach them. Try:

<xsl:template match="item">
 			<div class="itemTitle">
      <a href="{link}" title="{title}">
        <xsl:value-of select="title" />
    <div class="itemDescription">
      <xsl:apply-templates select="description/img" />
      <xsl:apply-templates select="description/a" />
      <xsl:value-of select="description" />

By the way, you'll need to change the paths that you use within the
templates for the <img> and <a> elements as well -- you want to point
to the src and href *attributes*, not child elements, so you need
"@src" and "@href" rather than "src" and "href".



Jeni Tennison

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