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RE: [xsl] XML allowing variable XSL application for browsers?
Date: 4/21/2005 5:49:00 AM
John, here's one way to approach this: 1) send the browser an HTML document, with an embedded XML data island, and multiple XSL islands, each corresponding to a transform. They need not be "embedded", but in many cases I prefer this. 2) in the body-load event, use client-side [java]script to apply one of the XSLs to the XML and display 3) at server or client build a dropdown of other transforms ("views"); each corresponds to an XSL island; when selected use script to apply the corresponding XSL to the XML and redisplay. All this happens without a server round-trip. See this link for starters: http://xmlfiles.com/xsl/xsl_client.asp . Also look into "Sarissa", which has been mentioned on this NG as a cross-browser XML-related script library. Regards, --A From: John <john-xsl-list@xxxxxxxx> Reply-To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [xsl] XML allowing variable XSL application for browsers? Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 14:14:51 -0700 I have an XML file on a web server which references an XSL with code as follows: <?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="somefile.xsl"?> When IE or Firefox requests this XML file, the browser detects the stylesheet reference and applies it to the XML to transform it into HTML. This works great, but what if I want to let the user choose from multiple XSL files which can be applied to the same XML? My first thought was URL parameters (which I otherwise generally avoid), but I am not sure if there is any URL parameter that can override the stylesheet referenced in the XML file. I was then thinking multiple XML files that basically contain the XSL reference and an entity reference (keeping the XML in a separate file), or using document() in the XSL files to open the content XML, but I would prefer to avoid that if possible. Does anyone have any recommendations, pros and cons of the various techniques? Thanks & regards, -John _________________________________________________________________ Is your PC infected? Get a FREE online computer virus scan from McAfee. Security. http://clinic.mcafee.com/clinic/ibuy/campaign.asp?cid=3963