Re: [xsl] interrogating custom tags within an xml value

Subject: Re: [xsl] interrogating custom tags within an xml value
From: "M. David Peterson" <m.david@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2004 18:26:36 -0600

K L wrote:

Is this something that can be done with xsl or will I
need to write a custom class that will parse through
the about content?

Yes, the transformation can be done for sure but you will need to use Javascript for the actual popup to take place... but Im confused by your question regarding a custom class... Where are you transforming the XSLT? On the client? the server? Either way the XML has already been parsed by the time the XSLT engine gets it so unless you are implementing your own SAX, or DOM or etc... interface to parse the XML into a certain structured subset before passing it to the XSLT (and from what I can see theres no justification in doing that) then what type of class would you be developing? I mention this to ensure that you are not confusing XSLT 1.0 as a language that implements a typical class-based procedural development syntax (I guess "OO syntax" would have been shorter and have meant the same thing, huh? ;) ) While you can extend XSLT 1.0 it implements a declarative type syntax and still requires a properly formed XML structure.

You may already know all this and if so I dont mean to offend. I just want to make sure I am understanding your question correctly and the "class" question suggests there may simply be an error in understanding the XSLT syntax...

I hope this helps!



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