RE: [xsl] possible nested loops

Subject: RE: [xsl] possible nested loops
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 00:16:21 -0000
It sounds like a straightforward beginner's problem, but it's hard to know
how to set you on the right path without seeing where you've gone wrong. I
know you may find it embarrassing to show your novice code in public, but
it's the best way of getting focussed advice.

Nested for-each loops are one way to tackle this problem, but "the XSLT way"
is a recursive descent of the tree structure using template rules that match
the nodes at each level.

Michael Kay

> -----Original Message-----
> From: garry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:garry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 14 February 2006 22:21
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [xsl] possible nested loops
> I wonder if someone could point me in the right direction to solve my
> problem. I need to transform an xml file to html. I have 
> tried to make a
> stylesheet but none of my efforts have been successful.
> The xml has around 800 pupil records (<pupil>) so I want to 
> iterate over
> each pupil node. Within each pupil node there are other nodes which
> repeat, so for each pupil I need to iterate over child nodes of which
> there may be none or many of each type. I suspect a nested 
> loop of some
> sort may help but I have not been able to implement one, any ideas?
> regards
> garry

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