Creating HTML tags through XSL.

prasadm at prasadm at
Mon Jan 31 16:32:16 GMT 2000


Thanks for your time. I have tried what you have suggested and that works
But what I am trying to do is.

<xsl:template match="ROW">
  <xsl:when test="position()=0">
  <xsl:when test="position() div 10 = 1">

Since the parser was giving an error on the </TABLE/> line, I tried using
but this tag would appear on the browser rather than being interpreted as a
Is there any other way of accomplishing this, I wanted to know.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Another simple question, is it possible to add a node in an XML document at
some reqular intervals.
like. For eg: Say, I have a XML doc. with 400 rows. I want to insert a
tag between every 20 documents. The XML doc. after the insertion should look
like this.

<LAYER num="1">
<ROW id="1">
<ROW id="2">
<ROW id="3">
<ROW id="20">
<LAYER num="2">

How can this be done? If anyone has a sample code, it would
be helpful. 

-- Prasad

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	THOMAS PASSIN [SMTP:tpassin at]
> Sent:	Friday, January 28, 2000 7:25 PM
> To:	prasadm at; xml-dev at
> Subject:	Re: Creating HTML tags through XSL.
> <prasadm at> wrote
> > Hi folks,
> >
> > Asking for help once again. Has anyone been successful in creating HTML
> > tags through XSL. What really my problem is we have an XML document of
> > say 100 records. Now I want to split them up into 10 layers/div's
> containing
> > 10 rows
> > in each page. I want to create something like this.
> >
> > <xsl:template match="ROW">
> >     &lt; /TABLE &gt;
> >     &lt; /FORM &gt;
> > <xsl:apply-templates/>
> > </xsl:template>
> >
> > The above XSL should generate for me the tags
> > </TABLE></FORM> as part of the html doc being created. But instead
> > these tags appear on the browser. Is there anyway to force these tags
> > to be part of the html doc. or Is it not possible at all?
> >
> If you use the entities &lt; and so on, you will get those CHARACTERS (not
> markup) in the output.  But they will be excaped characters, not markup,
> as
> you have seen.
> If you want to output a table element, you need to output  complete
> elements, possibly like this:
> <xsl:template match="ROW">
> <table><form><xsl:apply-templates/></form</table>
> </xsl:template>
> There are other possiblities, but this is the easiest.
> Tom Passin
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