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Subject: Re: [xsl] Question about isolating records
From: "Mark Wilson pubs@xxxxxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 5 Sep 2015 21:35:26 -0000

I clearly am missing something.
My stylesheet (using the two records at the bottom of this email) creates an empty @pdf-number.

<xsl:key name="pdf-key" match="Shelfmark" use="doc('test-xml.xml')/List/Item"/>
<xsl:template match="@* | node()">
<xsl:copy copy-namespaces="no">
<xsl:apply-templates select="@* | node()"/>

<xsl:template match="Tag">
<xsl:when test=". eq '852'">
<xsl:attribute name="crawford-number" select="@crawford-number"/>
<xsl:attribute name="pdf-number" select="key('pdf-key', PDF, @crawford-number)"/>
<xsl:value-of select="."/>
<xsl:copy-of select="."/>

On 9/5/2015 8:51 AM, Mark Wilson pubs@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Hi Ken,
Thanks. I'll read up on <xsl:key> and try to implement this.
Appreciate your response.

On 9/5/2015 8:17 AM, G. Ken Holman g.ken.holman@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
Just to get you started:

 - declare a key table of "Item" elements keyed by the "Shelfmark" chlid
 - use the identity template to copy FILE 1
 - match on the "Tag" element, copy all existing attributes
 - use the "crawford-number" value as the lookup value in the
   key table of File 2 (using the third argument of the key() function)

Rather than supply the written solution, that
should be enough for you to figure things out in syntax.

I hope this helps.

. . . . . Ken

At 2015-09-05 11:10 +0000, Mark Wilson pubs@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
I have two XML files, File 1 and File 2. They contain the XML shown below.

<Tag>852</Tag> in File 1 has a @crawford-number.
If in File 2 there is an <Item> with a
<Shelfmark> equal to the value of
@crawford-number, I want to add an @pdf-number
attribute to the <Tag>852</Tag> in File 1
containing the value of <PDF> in File 2 like so:
<Tag crawford-number="Crawford 2411." @pdf-number="016678286">852</Tag>

File 1 always contains a <Tag
@crawford>852</Tag> and File 2 always contains a
<Shelfmark>, but there may or may not be a match.

I have not a clue as to how to get started. Happy to answer any questions.

            <Data>General-Anzeiger fC<r
Philatelie.$bInternationales Insertions- Organ.</Data>
            <Tag crawford-number="Crawford 2411.">852</Tag>
            <Data>No.1-800. 10 Apr. 1883-15
Jan. 1913$aBritish Library$b5$cDPB$jCrawford

File 2:
        <Shelfmark>Crawford 2411.</Shelfmark>
        <Title>General-Anzeiger fC<r Philatelie.</Title>

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