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Subject: Re: [xsl] Find the node name of the parent in the result tree?
From: Brian Chrisman <brchrisman@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:27:28 -0700

On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 2:14 PM, Martin Holmes <mholmes@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> If I have a template matching an attribute, and producing one in the output
> tree, like this:
>
>   <xsl:template match="@style">
>         <xsl:attribute name="style" select="."/>
>   </xsl:template>
>
> Is there any way to know the name of the element in the result tree which is
> the parent of the attribute being created?
>
> Some context: I'm turning TEI @style attributes into HTML @style attributes
> in the output, and I'd like to handle situations in which this kind of
> input:
>
> <hi rend="text-align: center;">Centred text</hi>
>
> results in output that doesn't work:
>
> <span style="text-align: center;">NOT centred because it's a span</span>
>
> If I knew the output element was a <span> or element which is inline by
> default, I could add "display: block" automatically to any @style attribute
> that contains a block-level CSS property such as text-align. I don't want to
> add "display: block" in all cases, because e.g. a <div> element might
> already have a class which floats it.
>
> Cheers,
> Martin

A two-stage stylesheet pipeline would work, provided that the context
you need is either *all* from the original document or *all* from the
result document (but not pieces/parts from each). (Also provided no
particular resource constraint.)
Might also be stylistically better than munging it all into one
stylesheet, if doing so separates different components of the
presentation.

-Brian


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