Re: [xsl] Javascript variable to XSL variable

Subject: Re: [xsl] Javascript variable to XSL variable
From: Robert Koberg <rob@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 10:16:25 -0800
Camalesn wrote:
On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 08:53:19 -0800, Robert Koberg wrote:

This isn't an XSL problem. You should get this working in plain HTML
first. You probably want something like:

<select name="combo1" onchange="transformSelection(this.value)">
<option value="file1.xml">Option1</option>

Well, is not as easy as it seems. ;-)

it seems like it is :)

I need the value of the combo box in order to use it as XSL variable:

<select name="combo1">
<option select="{$nodevalue}">Option1</option>
<option select="{$nodevalue}">Option2</option>
<option select="{$nodevalue}">Option3</option>
<option select="{$nodevalue}">Option4</option>

Why are you using a select attribute? Why not just:

<xsl:template match="files">
  <select name="combo1" onchange="transformSelection(this.value)">
    <xsl:apply-templates mode="create-options"/>

<!-- I would use the same elem name for 'files' children, but -->
<xsl:template match="*" mode="create-options">
  <option value="normalize-space(.)">
    <xsl:value-of select="."/>

This will create the dropdown. Then, when running in the browser, the user selects an option and triggers the onChange event. You send the current value of the select to a javascript function that loads the file and uses it as the XML source in a client-side transform. Use another XSL that works with this source. Place the result of the transform in some HTML div or what-have-you -- or rewrite the whole page if you need to.

Where $nodevalue is the value of one XML node.


After that, on every "onchange" event I need to display some information:

<xsl:value-of select="document('$nodevalue')/select/some/other/node/value"/>

Well, you can't communicate the onchange event to the transformation. You have to use javascript to communicate and setup another transformation. Hopefully what I wrote above makes sense.


If user selects "Option 1" in combo box, I have to load file1.xml If the user selects "Option 2 " in combo box, I have to load file2.xml, and so on.

Thanks for your ideas, they are very welcome.

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