Re: [xsl] Building a tree from path-like strings

Subject: Re: [xsl] Building a tree from path-like strings
From: Richard Lewis <richard.lewis@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 10:28:54 +0000
On Saturday 03 January 2009 19:11:15 G. Ken Holman wrote:
> At 2009-01-03 18:38 +0000, Richard Lewis wrote:
> >Hi there,
> >
> >I'm trying to make a tree-hierarchic document from a flat
> >list of elements which have id-like values which define
> >the hierarchy I need.
> >
> A complete solution to your supplied data is below whose output
> matches what you specified, modulo some indentation controlled by
> the XSLT processor.
> Note my use of recursion, rather than re-application.  I felt
> that dealing with axes when applying templates would be more
> cumbersome than dealing with progressively smaller subsets of
> records.  Each subset is an ordered list.  The result is quite
> compact, and when dealing with recursion I often find the more
> compact the result the more robust it usually is ... once you
> start dealing with exceptions, problems can creep in
> unexpectedly.
> I hope this helps.
Thanks very much. That seems to do the trick, and worked when I 
integrating it into my actual application.

Richard Lewis
ISMS, Computing
Goldsmiths, University of London
Tel: +44 (0)20 7078 5134
Skype: richardjlewis
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