From: Jon Gorman <jonathan.gorman@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 09:17:52 -0600
On 12/13/05, viniciuscamara@xxxxxxxxxxxx <viniciuscamara@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello Fellows,
> I've one XML and trying to access the specific CDATA on XML but when do
> this, I capture all CDATAs nodes. See the XML and XSL code bellow:

First of all, there is no such thing as a CDATA node.  CDATA is just a
nice way to write something so that you don't have to worry about
escaping all the < and other special characters.  There's only text
nodes.  So what you really appear to be asking for is a way to select
specific text nodes.

And the answer is yes, of course.  Just select the text nodes and
apply-templates or get their value.

>  // -----------------------------xml -----------------------------
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> <scripts>
>    <etps total="1">
>        <etp id="200">
>            <![CDATA[Trying accessing only this]]>
>            <nvgs>
>                <nvg id="201"><![CDATA[blablablablabla]]></nvg>
>                <nvg id="202"><![CDATA[blablablablabla]]></nvg>
>            </nvgs>
>        </etp>
>    </etps>
> </scripts>
>  // -----------------------------xsl -----------------------------
> //code's resume
> <xsl:choose>
> <xsl:when test="scripts/etapas/@total>0">
> <table width="100%" id="SCRIPT">
>    <tr valign="top" style="font-weight:bold;">
>        <th width="40%">etp</th>
>        <th width="20%">nvg</th>
>    </tr>
> <xsl:for-each select="scripts/etapas/etapa">
>   <tr valign="top">
>        <td comment="ETP">
>            <xsl:value-of select="."/><br/> <!--When I put the prefix "."
>             <!--the XSL return all CDATA nodes, including "nvgs"-->

No, it gets the value of the element, which is defined in the specs.
A quick summary would be all the text nodes of this element and all
the text nodes of its descendents.  If you don't want to do that, get
<xsl:value-of select="text()" /> although my guess in this case you
want to get <xsl:value-of select="text()[1]" />.   (or just
apply-templates on those if you do anything special with the text).

> Is it necessary to create a node to CDATA ?
No, since it'll be turned into just escaped text via the parser.  As
far as the processor is concerned, it's just a typical text node.

Jon Gorman

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