RE: [xsl] Templates for different kinds of tags?

Subject: RE: [xsl] Templates for different kinds of tags?
From: cknell@xxxxxxxxxx
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 14:32:08 -0400
You don't need (and probably shouldn't use) <xsl:choose> for this purpose. Let the processor do the work, not the programmer.

For different table types:

<table style="simple">
<table style="xyz">

Write templates that match the specific table types:

<xsl:template match="table[@style='simple']">
  <xsl:apply-templates />

<xsl:template match="table[@style='xyz']">
    <xsl:apply-templates />

<xsl:template match="tr[parent::table[@style='simple']]">
  <xsl:apply-templates />

<xsl:template match="td[parent::tr[parent::table[@style='simple']]]">
  <xsl:apply-templates />

<xsl:template match="td[parent::tr[parent::table[@style='xyz']]]">
  <xsl:apply-templates />
Charles Knell
cknell@xxxxxxxxxx - email

-----Original Message-----
From:     Thomas Zastrow <listen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent:     Thu, 22 Mar 2007 19:19:15 +0100
To:       xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject:  [xsl] Templates for different kinds of tags?

Hi there,

I'm not so familiar with XSL, please be patient ;-)

I have a XML-document (not HTML) with tables like this:


So, I have three templates for them:

<xsl:template match="table">
<xsl:template match="tr">
<xsl:template match="td">

Now, I want to use different kinds of tables in my XML-doc like

<table style="simple">
<table style="xyz">

Depending on the style-attribut, I can change the template-code for 
<table> with  xsl:choose. But, the <tr>- and <td>-tags are still the 
same code, so, they will always use the same templates. But I also want 
to change the code for tr and td, depending on the style of the complete 

Is this possible or have I to write the xsl:choose - statement again in 
the tr- and in the td-templates?

Thank you!



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