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Old June 9th, 2005, 08:16 AM
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Default name attribute for <xsl:element>

Hi everyone!

I came across a little problem while trying to output an <xsl:element>. I think the easiest way to make myself clear is an example.

--- XML source document ---
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<root>
  <node name="example">
    <child name="baby1">Some text here</child>
  </node>
  <node name="example">
    <child name="baby2">Some text here</child>
  </node>
</root>
--- End XML source document ---

--- Desired XML output ---
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<examples>
  <example>
    <child name="baby1">Some text here</child>
  </example>
  <example>
    <child name="baby2">Some text here</child>
  </example>
</examples>
--- End desired XML output ---

So I tried to use the following stylesheet to get the name of the element from the @name attribute of the node.

--- XSL used ---
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
  <xsl:template match="/">
    <xsl:apply-templates select="root"/>
  </xsl:template>
  <xsl:template match="root">
    <examples>
      <xsl:for-each select="node">
        <xsl:apply-templates select="."/>
      </xsl:for-each>
    </examples>
  </xsl:template>
  <xsl:template match="node">
    <!--
         HERE I try to name the <xsl:element>
         using the @name of the current node
    -->
    <xsl:element name="@name">
    <xsl:apply-templates select="child::node()"/>
    </xsl:element>
  </xsl:template>
  <xsl:template match="child">
    <xsl:copy-of select="."/>
  </xsl:template>
</xsl:stylesheet>
--- End XSL used ---

Sadly, this fails... So I also tried to put the @name in an <xsl:variable name="var"> and use $var to name the <xsl:element> with no success either.

I found a workaround using <xsl:text> but I just wonder if there'a a more elegant way to make this work.

Thanks in advance,
RushMan


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You want

<xsl:element name="{@name}">


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Dear Mister Kay,

You are my guru. Thanks a million. I feel so stupid...

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