Re: [xsl] following-sibling or grouping maybe

Subject: Re: [xsl] following-sibling or grouping maybe
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 08 May 2002 08:59:57 -0400
At 2002-05-08 12:53 +0300, Matts Isuls wrote:
I dont
want to add any more cells to the HTML rows if the current cell's <data> and

You were not handling the current cell in your initial attempt.

or the following cells on the same row are empty.

You were trying here, but you didn't consider white space.

the XSL below produces this:

1 aa 2 bb 3 4
1 aa 2 3 4 dd

but i would like it this way:

1 aa 2 bb
1 aa 2 3 4 dd

You were very close. All I did from your version was consider the normalized value of the sibling and include a test for the current node.

Normalization removes leading and trailing white space and collapses consecutive sequences of white space to a single space. This allows one to test for "no content" when white space isn't significant. Otherwise, white space is significant without stylesheet commands to prune the source tree.

I hope this helps.

................ Ken

T:\ftemp>type matts.xml <?xml version="1.0"?> <table> <row> <cell id="1"> <data>aa</data> <comment></comment> </cell> <cell id="2"> <data></data> <comment>bb</comment> </cell> <cell id="3"> <data></data> <comment></comment> </cell> <cell id="4"> <data></data> <comment></comment> </cell> <cell id="5"> <data></data> <comment></comment> </cell> </row> <row> <cell id="1"> <data>aa</data> <comment></comment> </cell> <cell id="2"> <data></data> <comment></comment> </cell> <cell id="3"> <data></data> <comment></comment> </cell> <cell id="4"> <data>dd</data> <comment></comment> </cell> <cell id="5"> <data></data> <comment></comment> </cell> </row> </table>

T:\ftemp>type matts.xsl
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
<xsl:template match="/">
    <table border="1">
      <xsl:for-each select="/table/row">
          <xsl:for-each select="cell">
            <xsl:if test="normalize-space(.)!='' or
                <xsl:value-of select="@id"/><xsl:value-of select="."/>

T:\ftemp>saxon -o matts.out matts.xml matts.xsl

T:\ftemp>type matts.out
   <table border="1">

</td> <td>2



</td> <td>2



</td> </tr> </table> </html> T:\ftemp>rem Done!

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