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Re: [xml-dev] XSLT stylesheet looping through the same node (recursion?)

Hi David,


Thanks for your valuable suggestion with the following output:


( 1 ) <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:html="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

( 2 ) <strong>Interest:</strong>

( 3 ) <br clear="none" />

( 4 ) Tennis

( 5 ) </p>

( 6 ) <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:html="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

( 7 ) <strong>Interest:</strong>

( 8 ) <br clear="none" />

( 9 ) Movie

( 10 )</p>

( 11 )<p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:html="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

( 12 ) <strong>Interest:</strong>

( 13) <br clear="none" />

( 14) Swimming

( 15 )</p>

( 16 ) &gt;



( a ) <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
( b ) xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"
( c ) xmlns:ns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"
( d ) exclude-result-prefixes="ns">
( e )
( f ) <xsl:template match="/">
( g )<xsl:copy-of
( h )select="/ns:html/ns:body/ns:div[@id='content']/ns:p[contains(ns:strong,'Interest:')]"/>
( i ) </xsl:template>
( j ) </xsl:stylesheet>


This is great except that I would like to achieve the following control over what comes out:

( i ) Only want the values of the current node. ie <interest>Tennis</interest>, <interest>Movie</interest>,<interest>Swimming</interest>. In other word, no lines 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16.

( ii ) I am also having difficulty getting another list of element values that comes immediately after the <Interest> element. This may be due to the context node having been changed by when running the above stylesheet.

( iii ) There are other element values that I want to retrieve from the same document, where they are made up of either single value as well as multiples. I will need to some how include the above segment codes into the following current working stylesheet responsible for retrieving other single element value(s), using the current context node where possible:


<xsl:template match="/">


<xsl:for-each select="/ns:html/ns:body/ns:div[@id='content']/ns:p/ns:strong">

<xsl:if test="contains(.,'Firstname:')">


<xsl:when test="contains(.,'Firstname:')">

<firstname><xsl:value-of select="../ns:a"/></firstname>







<xsl:if test="contains(.,'Surname:')">


<xsl:when test="contains(.,'Surname:')">

<surname><xsl:value-of select="../text()"/></surname>








Thanks a lot for your support,


From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
To: netbeansfan@yahoo.com.au
Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Sent: Tuesday, 27 January, 2009 12:43:06 AM
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] XSLT stylesheet looping through the same node (recursion?)

It would be much easier to look at your examples if you posted xml
rather than a screen scrape of IE (I would guess) view source, which is
full of spurious + - and spacing characters that make the result
unprocessable. Also  your posted stylesheet is not well formed (no closing
</area>) so it presumably isn't the stylesheet that produced the posted

From your description It may be that you just want

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"

<xsl:template match="/">

which returns all p elements that match the supplied xpath.


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