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  • From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@mulberrytech.com>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.oasis-open.org, Charles Cantrell <chc@ontario.com>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 11:30:09 +0100


You can do what you want by declaring a template for element children of Para.


<xsl:template match="Para/*">
   ... make your text green here ...

Now if each child has to have to have its own, distinctive formatting based
on element type, things get more complicated. (I'm assuming that's not the

The best place to post XSL questions is the XSL-List at

Wendell Piez

At 09:20 AM 7/10/00 -0500, you wrote:
>I have a DTD that declares a mixed "Para" element as follows:
><!ELEMENT Para  (#PCDATA | Menu | GlossItem | Prompt | WindowID | ErrMsg )*>
>An example Para is:
><Para>Selections from menu <Menu>1,2,1</Menu> are used to control paramite
>I would like to write an xsl style rule that would format elements inside
>the Para element with a color, for example, while leaving the "text" of the
>Para element alone.

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