RE: [xsl] nested XML using xslt

Subject: RE: [xsl] nested XML using xslt
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 10:43:04 -0400

Also, as an earlier respondent noticed, it's impossible to answer this question without specifying the source data on which the stylesheet must operate.

The confusing thing is that the OP spoke of having to generate nested structures, but the templates in his code matched structures with the same names as his presumed output.

So which is it: generating nested structures from some (unstated) input, or processing nested structures -- or mapping one nested structure to another? Any of these may be trivially easy in XSLT, but they aren't the same.

Following the list guidelines and providing illustrations of both source and intended result would be a big help here.


At 07:05 PM 7/23/2009, Mike wrote:
> The trick is to make sure that the first list3 gets closed
> after <list4> , and a new <list3> opens after the first closes.

It's too late at night for me to understand your problem, but this sentence
sounds as if you're approaching it from the wrong angle.

Don't think in terms of opening and closing elements. Think in terms of
constructing a tree of nodes. Writing an element is an atomic operation, it
isn't two separate operations to write the start and end tags. Draw the
result tree you want to produce on a scrap of paper - as a tree - and keep
it in front of you while coding; don't think about the serialized XML

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