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RE: [xsl] not working...

From: "John Liebermann" <ahsan_hussain@------------->
Date: 7/15/2003 1:16:00 PM
Sir, your recommended piece of code doesn't do much different from what my
code was doing. I want the heading "Output Descriptions" to be  displayed
only once before the fields under the output parent are displayed. Here is a
snippet of the input XML:

<HSDataContainerType list="true" name="Outputs" required="true" revision=""
	<HSDataContainerType name="NoValueRestrictions" required="true"
		<HSString name="required" required="true" xmlNodeType="1" />
		<HSString name="optional_NoDefault" xmlNodeType="1">
			<DefaultValue />
		<HSString name="optional_withDefault" xmlNodeType="1">
			<DefaultValue>This is the default value</DefaultValue>
	<HSDataContainerType name="TextValueRestrictions" required="true"
		<HSString name="restrictByValue" required="true" restrictType="1"
		<HSString name="restrictByRange" required="true" restrictType="2"

I think if i put the text "Output Descriptions" before the for-each loop, i
would be able to separate the Heading from the icons and the field heading.
So if i write my XSL like this:

	<b>Output Description: </b><br /><br />

		<img src="texticon.gif"><a name="{generate-id(.)}">
		<b><xsl:comment>Accessing the parent nodes...</xsl:comment>

		<xsl:for-each select="ancestor::*">
				<xsl:when test="contains(@name, 'Inputs')"></xsl:when>

		<xsl:when test="contains(@name, 'Outputs') and

				<!-- <xsl:when test="contains(@name, 'Outputs')"> -->
					<a name="out"></a>

				<xsl:when test="contains(@name, 'Settings')"></xsl:when>
					<xsl:if test="not(position()='1')">
						<xsl:value-of select="@name" />/

But this doesn't solve the problem either since it puts "Output
Descriptions" above every field with the ancestor 'Output'. The reason for
this is that i am using certain templates which are called over and over
again. Is there a way to put it inside and display it only without the icon.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of David
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2003 1:27 PM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [xsl] <xsl:for-each> not working...

it would have been easier if you'd shown the input but guessing..

				<xsl:when test="contains(@name, 'Outputs')">
<xsl:when test="contains(@name, 'Outputs') and

so you only get the first such name (this will search the ancestor list
in quadratic time, but assuming your tree is only a few deep not
thousands that doesn't really matter)

I assume this is left over debuging
					<xsl:if test="contains(@name, 'Outputs')"></xsl:if>
as it's always true (as it's inside an xsl:when with the same test) and
doesn't do anything.


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