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RE: [xsl] Noobie: normalize ... to ...

From: "Michael Kay" <mike@--------.--->
To: <xsl-list@-----.------------.--->
Date: 2/18/2010 6:10:00 PM
Two templates: an identity template that copies everything by default

<xsl:template match="*">
    <xsl:copy-of select="@*"/>

and a template for the nodes you want to change:

<xsl:template match="b[a][count(child::node()=1]">
      <xsl:apply-templates select="a/child::node()"/>


Michael Kay 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kenneth Reid Beesley [mailto:krbeesley@g...] 
> Sent: 18 February 2010 17:55
> To: xsl-list@l...
> Subject: [xsl] Noobie: normalize <b><a>...</a></b> to 
> <a><b>...</b></a>
> I'm converting a non-XML data-dump into XML, and the document 
> contains examples of both
> <a><b>...</b></a>
> and
> <b><a>...</a></b>
> which (in this document) are equivalent.  I'd like to use 
> XSLT to convert all examples of the latter to the former, 
> with the following
> caveats:
> 1.  <b> can contain mixed text, in which case nothing should 
> be changed.
> 2.  <b><a>...</a></b> should be changed to <a><b>...</b></a> 
> only if the <a>...</a> element is the unique child node of <b>...</b>
> How can I do this?
> Thanks,
> Ken
> ******************************
> Kenneth R. Beesley, D.Phil.
> P.O. Box 540475
> North Salt Lake, UT
> 84054  USA
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