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Subject: Re: [xsl] Creating nested structures
From: scott gabelhart <swgabel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 08:41:01 -0500

Jarno.Elovirta@xxxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi,



I am stuck trying to determine how to create nested structures from my
transform for my xsl output.

Desired output example would be
<table><tr><td></td></tr><table><tr><td></td></tr></table></table>

Also is there a XPath method that can be employed to find a begining elements closing tag structure when transforming a nested xml input file?



XPath doesn't operate on tags, but rather on node tree.




Example:

Input xml file:

<TABLE><DPROW><OBJECT>2</OBJECT><OBJECT>4</OBJECT></DPROW><TAB
LE><DPROW><OBJECT>4</OBJECT></DRROW></TABLE></TABLE>



This transformation is so simple that I can only suggest that you take some time to learn XPath and XSLT—if you have problems after that, show use the source XML, the stylesheet so far, and the desired output.


Cheers,

Jarno - Feindflug: Glaubenskrieg

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Jarno,

thanks for your comments. I know XSLT quite well; but I am not very strong with XPath. Any additional insight to solving my problem would be greatly appreciated.

XML Input file to be parsed: <snippet>

<FORMATTED>
<title>Report1</title>
<TABLE BORDER="0" CELLSPACING="0" CELLPADDING="0" OCCURENCE="1">
<DPROW>
<OBJECT ALIGN="left" STYLE="background-color:#FFFFFF;" HEIGHT="10"/>
</DPROW>
</TABLE>
<TABLE BORDER="0" CELLSPACING="0" CELLPADDING="0" WIDTH="842" OCCURENCE="2">
<DPROW>
<OBJECT ALIGN="left" WIDTH="3"/>
<OBJECT>
<TABLE WIDTH="100%" BORDER="0" CELLSPACING="0" CELLPADDING="0" OCCURENCE="2">
<DPROW>
<OBJECT WIDTH="4" HEIGHT="6"/>
<OBJECT WIDTH="22" HEIGHT="6"/>
<OBJECT WIDTH="67" HEIGHT="6"/>
<OBJECT WIDTH="2" HEIGHT="6"/>
<OBJECT WIDTH="211" HEIGHT="6"/>
<OBJECT WIDTH="2" HEIGHT="6"/>
<OBJECT WIDTH="273" HEIGHT="6"/>
<OBJECT WIDTH="48" HEIGHT="6"/>
<OBJECT WIDTH="92" HEIGHT="6"/>
<OBJECT WIDTH="2" HEIGHT="6"/>
<OBJECT WIDTH="2" HEIGHT="6"/>
<OBJECT WIDTH="82" HEIGHT="6"/>
<OBJECT WIDTH="6" HEIGHT="6"/>
<OBJECT WIDTH="22" HEIGHT="6"/>
<OBJECT WIDTH="5" HEIGHT="6"/>
</DPROW>
<DPROW>
<OBJECT WIDTH="4"/>
<OBJECT WIDTH="22"/>
<OBJECT WIDTH="67" VALIGN="TOP">
<TABLE BORDER="0" WIDTH="66" OCCURENCE="2">
<DPROW>
<OBJECT STYLE="color:#000000;font-family:Arial;font-size:10pt;background-color:#FFFFFF;height:20px;font-weight:bold;">Agent ID:</OBJECT>
</DPROW>
</TABLE>
</OBJECT>
<OBJECT WIDTH="2" COLSPAN="2" VALIGN="TOP">
<TABLE BORDER="0" WIDTH="212" OCCURENCE="2">
<DPROW>
<OBJECT STYLE="color:#000000;font-family:Arial;font-size:12pt;background-color:#FFFFFF;height:20px;font-weight:bold;">100008</OBJECT>
</DPROW>
</TABLE>
</OBJECT>
<OBJECT WIDTH="2"/>
<OBJECT WIDTH="273"/>
<OBJECT WIDTH="48"/>
<OBJECT WIDTH="92"/>
<OBJECT WIDTH="2"/>
<OBJECT WIDTH="2" COLSPAN="2" VALIGN="TOP">
<TABLE BORDER="0" WIDTH="84" OCCURENCE="2">
<DPROW>
<OBJECT STYLE="color:#000000;font-family:Arial;font-size:10pt;background-color:#FFFFFF;height:20px;font-weight:bold;">12/19/2003</OBJECT>
</DPROW>
</TABLE>
</OBJECT>
<OBJECT WIDTH="6"/>
<OBJECT WIDTH="22"/>
<OBJECT WIDTH="5"/>
<OBJECT HEIGHT="20"/>
</DPROW>
<DPROW>
<OBJECT WIDTH="4"/>
<OBJECT WIDTH="22" COLSPAN="3" ROWSPAN="2" VALIGN="TOP">
<TABLE BORDER="0" WIDTH="90" OCCURENCE="2">
<DPROW>
<OBJECT STYLE="color:#000000;font-family:Arial;font-size:10pt;background-color:#FFFFFF;height:20px;font-weight:bold;">Agent Name:</OBJECT>
</DPROW>
</TABLE>
</OBJECT>


Desired output is xhtml<-creating xhtml output I have no problem with. The problem I am stuck on is given the above nested input file I need to know when to transform the closing </TABLE> element to </table> in my transformed output. Once I have completed that task I need to be able to use the same logic for the DPROW and OBJECT structure.

- Scott


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