RE: [xsl] ASP script: produce HTML SELECT box?

Subject: RE: [xsl] ASP script: produce HTML SELECT box?
From: cknell@xxxxxxxxxx
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 15:06:52 -0500
You could use XPath to get the content of the XML element you want via a script (create a DOM document object in script) and then have the script output the HTML incorporating the retrieved data. Of course, this is outside the scope of XSLT, and therefore outside the scope of this list.
Charles Knell
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-----Original Message-----
From:     Hardy Merrill <HMerrill@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent:     Thu, 10 Feb 2005 13:51:11 -0500
To:       <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject:  [xsl] ASP script: produce HTML SELECT box?

In an ASP script, I've queried the database and have received back a
result set and converted that into an XML document.  What I want to do
is create an HTML "SELECT" box from that XML document.

I know I can create an XSL style sheet to render the XML document as a
SELECT box, but is that the only way to create the HTML SELECT box, when
my source for the SELECT is an XML document already?  I was just asked
this question, and it seems like there's probably a simple answer, but I
can't think of one.  Is there a way to do the XSL style sheet *in* the
ASP script, and somehow render the XML document using it, rather than
having to create a separate XSL style sheet and then calling a render
function passing it the XML document and the name of the style sheet?

Not sure if my question is clear, but does anyone know what I'm trying
to ask?  Is it doable?  Or do I just have to create a separate XSL style
sheet to render that XML doc as an HTML SELECT box?


Hardy Merrill

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