Re: [xsl] MSXML w:p tag causing problems

Subject: Re: [xsl] MSXML w:p tag causing problems
From: "Jay Bryant" <jay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 10:57:12 -0600
Hi, Andy,

You're on the right track with for-each-group. For some of my customers, I transform WordML into other kinds of XML. I have wound up with xsl:for-each-group nested 6 deep within the same template (to handle the document's headers) and further uses of xsl:for-each-group in templates that get called from there (to handle lists).

Also, the trick of generating implicit wrappers can help a lot. Check the following link for how to do that:


Jay Bryant
Bryant Communication Services

----- Original Message ----- From: "Andy Carr1" <CARRA@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 6:25 AM
Subject: [xsl] MSXML w:p tag causing problems


I am constantly running into problems caused by the w:p MSXML Tag. The
problem is that Word treats every text entry as a w:p and does not
distinguish between Headers, Lists and any other type of textual entry...
which is reeeaaally annoying.

When there are a number of list items in Word you get something like this:

     <w:pStyle w:val="ListTextStyle" />
        <wx:t wx:val="1." />
        <wx:font wx:val="Times New Roman" />
     <w:t>Some text</w:t>
     <w:pStyle w:val="ListTextStyle" />
        <wx:t wx:val="2." />
        <wx:font wx:val="Times New Roman" />
     <w:t>Some more text</w:t>
</w:p>    ... and so on ..

Now my problem is I need to group these type of lists under a single
<List> tag so I would get something like this:

  <ListItem>Some text</ListItem>
  <ListItem>Some more text</ListItem>

In theory I could use the <xsl: for-each-group> function to do the job,
but the added complication is that I am already using this function to
group another w:p tag further up the node tree which is a Heading and the
w:p list items are children of this Heading.

The <xsl:for-each-group> used for the Heading, processes it children by
<xsl:apply-templates select="current-group" /> and I only want to create
the <List> tag once for the first w:p list item but not for successive

So I can't find a way of solving this problem without creating a <List>
tag for every w:p list item.

Can anyone help......PLEASE...


Andy Carr
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