RE: [xsl] Splitting multiple node occurrences into separate xmls
Subject: RE: [xsl] Splitting multiple node occurrences into separate xmls|
From: "Aron Bock" <aronbock@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 20:58:47 +0000
Vishwajit, parsing a string containing XML into XML elements is
functionality provided by some parsers; see eval() functions. Generating
multiple outdocuments from a single input is also extended functionality
provided by some processors.
If you don't want to use the multiple-document extension, and don't care
about processing efficiency (though from prior posts you do seem to want to
keep tabs on that metric), one approach to splitting a single input document
ius as follows:
--apply a transform to the input that produces as its output a command file
(shell script, ant build file, etc), with as many command [lines] as you
want output files
--each command [line] indicates an XSL transform of the original input file;
it is provided enough metadata so that it outputs just the nodes you want in
The idea is that you repeatedly transform the input file, each time
selecting just a subset of its nodes for output. Inefficient, but
From: "Vishwajit Pantvaidya" <pantvaidya@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [xsl] Splitting multiple node occurrences into separate xmls
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 12:58:01 -0700
I need to do a transformation that will take an input xml string in a format
that is something like
and apart from transforming it, will split the multiple node occurrences for
"a" into different xml's i.e.
I was thnking that if xsl offers some kind of looping facility, that may
help. But then xsl transformation presumably being single-input,
single-output process, just an xsl maynot by itself suffice. Is there a
possibility that somehow I can have a java loop pass a looping variable into
the xsl-sheet, so that the first transformation gives me the first
occurrence of "a", and so on.
Another approach could be to let the xsl transformation return a single xml
that has the multiple "a" occurrences and then subsequently seperate them
out by carrying out XPath/DOM operations on the transformed xml.
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