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Re: [xsl] Generating Unique Identifier
Subject: Re: [xsl] Generating Unique Identifier|
From: Lighton Phiri <lighton.phiri@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2011 21:49:16 +0200
On 22 October 2011 21:31, G. Ken Holman <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> At 2011-10-22 21:26 +0200, Lighton Phiri wrote:
>> I have two different files that I am using to generate html files. One
>> of the html files references the other html file using an anchor ( <a
>> name="uniqueid" /> )
>> I am looking for a way to generate the unique name. I cannot use
>> generate-id() as the nodes are located in different files.
> I don't see why you cannot use generate-id(). During a transformation the
> identity of all nodes of all trees is unique. You simply reach into the
> tree with your target node and get its generated identifier.
> You say you are using XSLT 1.0 (it is easier in XSLT 2.0), so you can do:
> <xsl:for-each select="$other-file">
> ... make your way to the element ...
> <xsl:value-of select="generate-id()"/>
>> I have
>> tried normalising the content, but I end up with duplicates when I try
>> to replace spaces and other special characters. Any ideas on how best
>> I can sort this out?
>> File 1
>> <keyword>-the word</keyword>
>> File 2
>> Desired output
>> File2 link is <a name="UNIQUEID" />
> Which is your input file and which is the referenced file? How is the
> referencing done in order to look up your target match?
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Sorry if my question was not very clearly, but I have two seperate
stylesheets that each generate html files.
File 1 html output has content that is referenced by File 2 output.
The problem is that I am unable to find a suitable way of generating.
I was hoping there could perhaps be a way of generating a UNIQUE
identifier common to both output files other than using generate-id().