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Subject: Re: [xsl] repeatedly calling a template triggered by data within a parameter
From: Mark Wilson <mark@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:14:04 -0700

Thank you Michael!

On 28/02/2013 02:21, Michael Kay wrote:

Something like

<xsl:for-each select="1 to string-length($alphabet)">
  <xsl:call-template name="keyboard">
    <xsl:with-param name="letter" select="substring($alphabet, ., 1)"/>


Or if you want groups of six, something along the lines of

<xsl:for-each select="0 to ceiling(string-length($alphabet) div 6)">
  <xsl:call-template name="keyboard">
    <xsl:with-param name="letter" select="substring($alphabet, .+1, 6)"/>

You'll have to sort out the boundary conditions for yourself.

Michael Kay

On 28/02/2013 05:07, Mark Wilson wrote:
I want to write a template that would, for each letter in some specified alphabet, call the following template to create a cell for an HTML table in the output document. Is there a way to set up something that would select each letter from an alphabet stored in a stylesheet parameter and call the 'keyboard' template? Since various alphabets have differing lengths and content, I was thinking of perhaps a string as the parameter. It would be very helpful to be able to trigger the template in groups of six to accommodate the <tr> elements.

I looked at XPath 'for' but could not see a means of triggering the 'keyboard' template.


<xsl:template name="keyboard">
<xsl:param name="letter"/>
<xsl:param name="this-page-name"/>
<xsl:when test="not($this-page-name eq $letter)">
<xsl:variable name="file-name" select="concat(lower-case($letter),'.htm')"/>
<a href="{$file-name}">
<xsl:value-of select="$letter"/>
<td class="current">
<xsl:value-of select="$letter"/>

-- Mark Wilson Knihtisk Publishing

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