Re: [xsl] Collapse data

Subject: Re: [xsl] Collapse data
From: Yvonne Wang <>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 17:19:37 -0700

Thanks so much for your information.


Wendell Piez wrote:

> Yvonne,
> At 02:21 PM 9/25/2003, you wrote:
> >I wander whether there is a way using xslt to perform something like
> >collapse and expend element.
> >For example,  I have a config which has multiple line items, I want to
> >have a "Arrow" image on the config
> >level, and when a user clock the image, the related line items will show
> >on html and click again to collapse data. Have anyone also impletemented
> >something like that?
> Yes, I have; but it's not on the XSLT layer, it's in Javascript in the
> output (HTML) file.
> The XSLT generates the HTML from XML source, but the collapse/expand
> functionality is provided by DOM/CSS/Javascript code which is not executed
> by the XSLT engine, but rather by the receiving application (the browser).
> To the XSLT engine, the Javascript is just a chunk of text that is included
> in a <script> node copied by the stylesheet into the result.
> >And also, I want to know if I want to recalculate some values based on
> >user input, can xsl display the new value without calling the backend?
> Likewise, I would look at doing this in Javascript in the client.
> Design your solution in a mockup, using Javascript; then use XSLT to
> transform your XML into that form.
> Cheers,
> Wendell
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