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Re: [xsl] making html output for application pages

From: "J.Pietschmann" <j3322ptm@-------->
To:
Date: 4/19/2002 1:13:00 PM
Bernie Bernstein wrote:
When generating the pages, the xsl figures out the general layout of the
page and values of things like the page title, headers. This requires lots
of instances of:

<xsl:choose>
  <xsl:when test='/top/page = "index"'>
    <xsl:text>This is the index page</xsl:text>
  </xsl:when>
  <xsl:when test='/top/page = "somePage"'>
    <xsl:text>This is some other page</xsl:text>
  </xsl:when>
  ... and so on for about 30 pages ...
</xsl:choose>

Well, you can try to leverage the template mechanism.
For example
 <xsl:template match="top">
  <html>
   <head>
    <title>
      <xsl:apply-template select="page" mode="title"/>
    </title>
   </head>
   <body>
      <xsl:apply-template select="page" mode="body"/>
   </body>
  </html>
 </xsl:template>

 <xsl:template match="page[.='index']" mode="title">
   <xsl:text>Index page</xsl:text>
 </xsl:template>

 <xsl:template match="page[.='somePage']" mode="title">
   <xsl:text>This is some other page</xsl:text>
 </xsl:template>

I hope you see the pattern and can extend on it.



J.Pietschmann




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