Re: [xsl] XHTML -to- WIKI ... so close ... yet not close enough

Subject: Re: [xsl] XHTML -to- WIKI ... so close ... yet not close enough
From: omprakash.v@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 10:27:36 +0530

     Alternately, you may want to try something like below.


<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="";
<xsl:output method="text"/>

      <xsl:apply-templates select="./*"/>

<xsl:template match="ul">
     <xsl:call-template name="ulist">
     <xsl:with-param name="dash" select="'-'"/>

<xsl:template name="ulist">
<xsl:param name="dash"/>

     <xsl:for-each select="li">
     <xsl:when test="name(child::*) = 'ul'">
     <xsl:call-template name="ulist">
     <xsl:with-param name="dash" select="concat($dash, '-')"/>
     <xsl:value-of select="$dash"/>
     <xsl:value-of select="text()"/>


<xsl:template match="text()">
      <xsl:value-of select="normalize-space(.)"/>


(Note: This code hasn't been tested)

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Tempore 12:58:13, die 02/06/2005 AD, hinc in
xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx scripsit Alan Williamson

> I am wishing to take XHTML to Wiki format.  The Wiki format is
> relatively straight forward with no major complications.  I have written

> most of the XSLT file but I am having problems (fun?) with working with
> embedded lists.
> <ul>
>    <li>Element1</li>
>    <li>Element2
>      <ul>
>         <li>Element2.1
>           <ul>
>             <li>Element2.1.1</li>
>           </ul>
>         </li>
>      </ul>
>    </li>
>    <li>Element 3</li>
> </ul>
> Should be converted to:
> - Element1
> - Element2
> -- Element2.1
> --- Element2.1.1
> - Element3

I'm always happy to help spreading the Wiki thought:)

Just in case you should prefer 1 stage transformations, here's another

<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="";
<xsl:output method="text"/>

<xsl:template match="li">
           <xsl:for-each select="ancestor::ul">-</xsl:for-each>
           <xsl:text> </xsl:text>

<xsl:template match="text()">
           <xsl:value-of select="normalize-space(.)"/>


Have fun...

Joris Gillis (
Spread the wiki (

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