RE: [xsl] (newby) extraction of CDATA nodes to different XML files

Subject: RE: [xsl] (newby) extraction of CDATA nodes to different XML files
From: omprakash.v@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 16:12:03 +0530
Hi M.K,

     Maybe all the guy wants to do is copy the contents of the cdata
sections to individual files.

As one of the solutions mentioned,
if the 3 nodes containing cdata sections were

<foo><![CDATA[   .....snip.....   ]]></foo>
<bar><![CDATA[   .....snip.....   ]]></bar>
<foobar><![CDATA[   .....snip.....   ]]></foobar>

All he needs is 3 templates and the logic to write the content out to
individual files can be nested in those templates.

As for writing to multiple files, I remember reading somewhere XSLT is not
good at this sort of thing.


                    "Michael Kay"                                                                                  
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Can't be done in XSLT: CDATA is not considered to be information-bearing in
the XPath data model. In other words,


is exactly the same content as


just as a="3" and a='3' are considered simply as two different ways of
writing the same thing.

If you have used CDATA in your source document to convey information that
needs to be retained, consider a textual transformation (e.g. in Perl) to
replace the CDATA delimiters by element start and end tags.

Michael Kay

> -----Original Message-----
> From: dalloro@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:dalloro@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: 01 April 2005 10:03
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [xsl] (newby) extraction of CDATA nodes to different
> XML files
> Hi,
> I need to extract the contents of three particular nodes in an XML
> file to three separate XMLs.
> The elements have the strange definition shown below:
> <![CDATA[   .....snip.....   ]]>
> Whenever I encounter that type of construct I would like to extract
> the data that it contains to a separate XML.
> Can you give some hints to solve this task?
> Thank you very much.
> Best regards.
> Livio

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