RE: [xsl] First close a tag, then open

Subject: RE: [xsl] First close a tag, then open
From: "Martinez, Brian" <brian.martinez@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2003 09:34:42 -0700
Forgive me--somehow I hit Ctrl+S while typing my reply.  Ignore my previous

> From: Patrick van Halderen [mailto:patrick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 8:53 AM
> Subject: [xsl] First close a tag, then open
> Hi all,
> I'm currently facing the following problem:
> I need to format some data in a list into an HTML table. However, I 
> need 2 columns, so I thought of using a <xsl:if 
> test="position() mod 2 
> = 0"> after each item. However, when making things up, I 
> ended with the 
> following code, which doesn't validate, for closing the tr first, and 
> opening it there after. Check this:

On the list of Top Ten XSLT FAQs, this is Number 0.  With a bullet.  ;-)

Anyway: you're thinking in terms of tags, not nodes.  XSLT, as an XML-based
language, doesn't do tags.  It builds result trees from source trees.  This
requires well-formed XML, in both the source and your stylesheet:

> <xsl:if test="position() mod 2 = 0">
> 	</tr>
> 	<tr>
> </xsl:if>

. . . which this isn't.

There are several approaches to building multi-column tables from XML;
rather than reinvent the wheel, just check out the XSLT FAQ:


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