Re: [xsl] Wrapping pieces of content separately

Subject: Re: [xsl] Wrapping pieces of content separately
From: "Jay Bryant" <jay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 16:07:44 -0500
Hi, Emily,

As it happens, I've solved this problem in the past. The trick to is
processing text nodes according to their context. If a p element has
children other than text nodes, then you don't want that p element to be a p
element; you want it to be a series of elements. If a p element has just
text nodes (which really means just one text node, but that doesn't matter),
then it should end up in a p element

The way to do it is to catch the text nodes of p elements that have
non-text-node children and wrap those text nodes in p elements. I've done
that in the following stylsheet:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"

  <xsl:output method="xml" indent="yes"/>

  <xsl:template match="doc">

  <xsl:template match="p[*]">

  <xsl:template match="p">

  <xsl:template match="text()[parent::p[*]]">
    <p><xsl:value-of select="."/></p>

  <xsl:template match="ul">

  <xsl:template match="r">

  <xsl:template match="table">

  <xsl:template match="li">


I got the desired output when I applied this stylesheet to your input (after
I corrected it to have a document element and a closing tag for the ul


Jay Bryant
Bryant Communication Services

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Emily.Garrett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 1:41 PM
Subject: [xsl] Wrapping pieces of content separately

I'm trying to convert XML into WordML and going from a recursive
structure to linear is difficult.  I  would like to try to read in XML
and output in tags like this in a recursive (normal) manner as an
intermediate step:

<p>Here is a table from <r>hyperlink</r> which is below. <table>sldfkj
lsdfj lsd f</table> The above table was very small. <ul> <p>list
title</p> <p><li>Item 1</li></p><p><li>Item 2</li></p>The rest of it.

I would want to end up with this structure shown below (I don't need to
keep the <ul>), where I would take the nested <p> elements out and
structure them in a linear manner.  The content in the root level <p>
gets wrapped in separate <p> elements. This is the structure I need to
create,  but I would use WordML format in this step.:

<p>Here is a table from <r>hyperlink</r> > which is below. </p>
<table>sldfkj lsdfj lsd f</table>
<p>The above table was very small. </p>
<p>list title</p>
<p><li>Item 1</li></p>
<p><li>Item 2</li></p>
<p>The rest of it.</p>

The problem is that content at the root needs to be in <p> tags, such as
"The above table was very small" and "The rest of it".   How do I
instruct the processing of it, not knowing the order?   Using
xsl:apply-templates will put <p> elements nested in other <p> elements
which won't work.  I need them to be divided into linear segments. I
thought if I could change them into a simpler set of tags, it might be
easier.  But I may not even need the intermediate step.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Emily Garrett

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