RE: [xsl] Transform XML to XML

Subject: RE: [xsl] Transform XML to XML
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 17:28:41 -0400

At 04:11 PM 8/25/2005, you wrote:
>> That could be because your concept of what's happening internally is
inaccurate, leading you to mistaken ideas about the way things need to
be set up so that everything will happen the way you want it.

Uh, well, duh! :)

Yes, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to take you to task. (Your style of approach made me think I could take off the kid gloves. And besides, you'd already figured out for yourself that you needed an identity transform, without knowing what to call it. That in itself requires a leap of insight into how to approach problems of transformation, which is very good grounds for hope.)

Of course that's the case.  I do find myself getting frustrated and
almost angry at it because of how it behaves, but I guess that's my own
personal shortcoming. :)

Anywho, that's why I joined this list: to try to finally figure it out
(and to vent every so often. :)

Please do: all venting about XSLT is on-topic (and so are responses as long as the topic remains XSLT).

Mainly I wanted to convey the word that your worries are over (well okay I exaggerate): here, all the subtleties of XSLT's weird ways are understood, appreciated and approved of (mostly) -- and explained not infrequently.

So if the new bits of information -- about the identity transform, the built-in default templates and their function (which the identity template overrides), and the difference and marvelous complimentarity between matching (xsl:template) and selecting (xsl:apply-templates) -- don't all by themselves flood your brain with understanding -- again, please feel free to post.


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