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I am prepared to re-write my style sheet as necessary. However, I
played around a bit with what you suggested but I am apparently
missing something because I was unable to come up with anything that
made sense.


On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 6:48 PM, Graydon graydon@xxxxxxxxx
<xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 12:18:11AM -0000, Jason Davis nosaj3@xxxxxxxxx scripsit:
>> I am currently trying to process multiple files for specific nodes and
>> collect them in a meaningful way to demonstrate the parent-child
>> relationship but I'm having trouble getting past the first level of
>> children.
> [snip]
>> And believe me, I'm sure there are better ways to accomplish what I am
>> attempting. So, any insights or suggestions for improvement, better
>> efficiency, etc. are greatly appreciated. I'm pretty much an amateur
>> with XSLT. So, please let me know if I am missing anything.
> This sounds like a DITA map-merge sort of problem.  The trick with
> those is to recognize that your stylesheet will happily consume multiple
> source documents, so you start at the "topmost" document and when you
> get to the child documents you use
> <apply-templates select="document(@href)"/>
> or similar to process the interesting child document referenced by the
> @href  Then you make sure the templates -- maybe using modes -- are set
> up to match only what you want in the result document.
> In this application, you probably have to set up templates to ignore
> what you don't want, but the trick is to move the context node into the
> child documents as necessary.  It's not an initially natural way to
> think but does get easier with practise.
> This is much, much easier than trying to construct references of
> references to arbitrary depth!
> -- Graydon

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