Subject: Re: [xsl] Building complex, hierarchical html datasets|
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 12:14:48 -0400
Not sure what help can be offered without a bit more context (eg a small irregular input and some indication of how you want it chunked into files)
> Therefore structure is very difficult to predict and producing a > routine for every variation that does (or could) exist would be very > arduous and probably unreliable.
It's a basic feature of the design of XSLt that it should be able to cope with such irregular input. match="law" matches law elements wherever they are, you don't need to know in advance all the possible paths that are needed to reach such an element.
That said your chunking probably does depend on the position of the element within a document, but its hard to offer any coding advice at this generality.
something as simple as
<xsl:template match="law"> <xsl:result-document... usually law elements end up as their own file <xsl:apply-templates/> </xsl:result-document> </xsl:template>
<xsl:template match="*/*/*/*/law" priority="2"> but deeply nested law elements are inlined into their parent document usually law elements end up as their own file <div> <xsl:apply-templates/> </div> </xsl:template>
is probably too simple, but the idea is basically sound you just need to codify some property that determines whether an element is chunked into its own file a simple count on depth is most likely too simple, but perhaps depth, and the parent element and an attribute or two might be enough?
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