Re: [xsl] html toc

Subject: Re: [xsl] html toc
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 13:06:51 -0500

We generally use keys for this -- they enable us to create the necessary associations between headers and the nodes that "belong" to them. The XSLT then uses the key function to retrieve the nodes, grouping them into the new hierarchy as it goes.

Jeni has some discussion of this problem at You could check that out (and there's a bunch more elsewhere in the list archives) to see how it's done.

XSLT 2.0 has constructs particularly for grouping, which you should also look at if that's an option.


At 12:38 PM 2/23/2005, you wrote:
I don't know how to do this.

<h1>first level</h1>
<h3>third o</h3>
<h1>first o</h1>

currently this is transformed into a ToC using a table where
i make use of a <xsl:choose> and test for element name
(h1, h2, h3) and insert the appropriate columns to have
indention between the headline levels.

i want to improve the ToC and make it into a menu which
uses the css 'display:none' and javascript to toggleDisplay.
for this, it would be much easier to have a list instead of a
table. would look like this:

<li>first level</li>
<li>third o</li>
<li>first o</li>

my problem is that all the headline elements are part of the
same axis and i don't know how do the transformation without
something like a 'break loop', or 'select all following 'h3' until
the next 'h2' or 'h1'.

any ideas?

Carsten Heinrigs
Ocean-7 Development
Tel: 212 533-8460

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