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Mixed content: selecting current context w/out child
Subject: Mixed content: selecting current context w/out child|
From: "John E. Simpson" <simpson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 10:50:48 -0500
This has got to be a fairly elementary question.... What's the proper
select expression to retrieve *only* the PCDATA portion of a mixed-content
element, *not* the contents of its children?
Here's a content model:
<!ELEMENT name (#PCDATA | role)* >
Given the following XML:
<name>Candace Hilligoss<role>Mary Henry</role></name>
What XSL would produce the following HTML?
I've tried what feels like 47 or so different incrementally-different
solutions, such as this:
In all cases, the first select deposits the contents of not just the <name>
tag's PCDATA ("Candace Hilligoss"), but also its <role> child ("Mary
Henry", in the first <td> cell. (The second one, no problem; however, the
<role> child itself has no children, so this may be an illusory
"solution.") I suspect I've just been obsessing about this too much and am
overlooking the obvious.
Thanks for help, per usual,
P.S. One thing that using XSL is teaching me is the importance of avoiding
mixed content models wherever possible. The next version of my DTD will
eliminate most of them. For now, though, I'm stuck with the content model
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