RE: [xsl] Transforming tabular information to hierarchical

Subject: RE: [xsl] Transforming tabular information to hierarchical
From: "Simon Shutter" <simon@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 11:43:34 -0800
Thanks Abel - I'm getting the message! 

-----Original Message-----
From: Abel Braaksma [] 
Sent: February 13, 2007 11:18 AM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [xsl] Transforming tabular information to hierarchical

Simon Shutter wrote:
> How could I do this in XSLT 1 if I had to?  Could I use .Net to create 
> a compiled transform that would work with Andrew's stylesheet?
> Thanks

Saxon8 is available for .NET, as open source, and is very stable. You did
not mention XSLT 1 in your original post and because parsing non-XML files
is the area for XSLT 2, not 1, we assumed XSLT 2. The latter has very many
new possibilities and can do so much that was (next to) impossible in XSLT
1, so if you are able to switch, I highly recommend you to do so. For many
it makes learning XSLT much more fun and much easier to do.

If you have to stick to XSLT 1, and your file is an external source (i.e.,
it is not part of a variable) you are out of luck: create an extension
function. But since you are telling that you are new to XSLT, I hope you are
able to switch to 2.0, because that will make this task bearable (and much
easier for us to point you to the right solutions).

-- Abel Braaksma

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