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  • From: "Raheja, Dhruv (TRANS)" <Dhruv.Raheja@Trans.ge.com>
  • To: "'xml-dev@lists.xml.org'" <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2000 07:51:17 -0400

hello everybody,
                             I am  a beginner at XML.....just started
working on it a couple of months back. I am in the process of preparing
web-based documentation using XML and related tools. I'm sure i'll be
posting a lot of doubts on this mailing list, most of which will be really
fundamental and basic stuff so please bear with me :) Today I have a couple
of doubts and I was hoping somebody will be able to help me.

1.) I need to start my document with a table of contents. Is is possible to
generate a TOC using XSL in such a way that it consists two cols, the name
of the topic in one col and the page no in the other (as in any TOC).
However i want the topic names to be hyperlinked so that if someone were to
click on the topic he/she should be led to the relevant portion of the

2.) I want to wrap my text around an accompanying image. The way i am
thinking of doing that is by defining a 3 row/ 3 col HTML table. The first
cell of the first row spans 3 cols. The first cell of  the second row spans
1 col and the 2nd cell spans 2 cols. The first cell of the 3rd row spans 3
cols so it is similar to the first cell of the first row. Thus what I will
have is text that continues to flow from (row cell1) to (row 2 cell2) and
then onto (row 3 cell1) with the image in (row2) cell1. I guess what I want
to know is whether it is possible to "split" an XML element (using XSL) in
such a way that part of its contents are displayed in a particular way and
the other part of it in another way (or location, in this case text from the
same element is supposed to be split among rows1,2 & 3).

I hope somebody will be  able to guide me.

Thanks a lot,

Dhruv Raheja
Summer Intern (Documentation Center)
GE Transportation Systems
2901 East Lake Road
Erie, PA 16531
Ph : (814) 875 - 2529 (O)
       (814) 824 - 2888 (R)


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