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Re: [xsl] Transforming XML Blockquotes - Mixed Content

From: James Fuller <jim.fuller@-------------->
Date: 4/13/2005 7:47:00 PM
Edward Bryant wrote:

> Sorry, I am still a little new to this and I had some trouble
> understanding this response to my post.
>> your best bet is to remove all <p/>'s and then apply text() matching
>> template that wraps text with <p/>, along with a blockquote template
>> that just copies itself.
> If I understand this correctly, the text between two block quotes
> would be treated the same as a simple plain paragraph. I don't think,
> however, this will work because I would lose the attributes of the xml
> tagged paragraphs. My source xml contains paragraphs that contain a
> number attribute, as well as other inline tagging for italics,
> footnotes, etc.
> For example:
> <paragraph num="1">Yadda Yadda Yadda <italic>Italic Yadda</italic> Yadda:
> <blockquote>Blah Blah Blah Blah</blockquote>
> Yackity Yack Yack</paragraph>
ok apply the following to your above xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="2.0"
    xmlns:xsl="" >
    <xsl:output method="html" encoding="UTF-8" indent="yes"/>

    <xsl:template match="/">
        <!-- Transform  -->
        <xsl:variable name="result">
            <xsl:apply-templates select="paragraph"/>
        <!-- Display Results -->
        <xsl:copy-of select="$result"/>
  <xsl:template match="text()">
        <xsl:if test="normalize-space()">
            <p><xsl:value-of select="normalize-space(.)"/></p>
    <xsl:template match="paragraph">

    <xsl:template match="italic">
            <xsl:value-of select="."/>
    <xsl:template match="blockquote">
            <xsl:copy-of select="."/>

some assumptions;

xsl:output method could = xhtml
i matched your italic element and replaced with <i>...I used
xsl:value-of to select on the text..u may want to use xsl:copy-of to
select elements

hth, Jim Fuller


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