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RE: [xsl] Can one stylesheet handle two different xml files with different nodes?


Subject: RE: [xsl] Can one stylesheet handle two different xml files with different nodes?
From: kakridge@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 12:58:30 -0500

What is a good place to learn how to do that?  I have Michael Kay's book
as a resource.  Is that process listed in his book?

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[mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David
Carlisle
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 12:36 PM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [xsl] Can one stylesheet handle two different xml files
with different nodes?


It depends how much you know of that shared structure, eg you could
replace

match="ArrayOfBooks | ArrayOfMagazines"

by

match="/*"

and

match="Book | Magazine"
by
match="/*/*"


In general rather than write a stylesheet that matches two different
document types it is often easier to write it just for one, and write a
stylesheet for the other than transforms to the first document type,
so that gets transformed as a two stage process. that way if teh
structure isn't completley identical you can transform away any small
differences in the first pass.


David

-- 
http://www.dcarlisle.demon.co.uk/matthew

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