Wrox Programmer Forums

Need to download code?

View our list of code downloads.

Go Back   Wrox Programmer Forums > XML > XSLT
Password Reminder
Register
| FAQ | Members List | Calendar | Search | Today's Posts | Mark Forums Read
XSLT General questions and answers about XSLT. For issues strictly specific to the book XSLT 1.1 Programmers Reference, please post to that forum instead.
Welcome to the p2p.wrox.com Forums.

You are currently viewing the XSLT section of the Wrox Programmer to Programmer discussions. This is a community of tens of thousands of software programmers and website developers including Wrox book authors and readers. As a guest, you can read any forum posting. By joining today you can post your own programming questions, respond to other developers’ questions, and eliminate the ads that are displayed to guests. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free .
DRM-free e-books 300x50
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old September 9th, 2006, 10:52 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: , , USA.
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default XML structure for easy XSLT

I'm in the process of building some XML that will subsequently be transformed by XLST into HTML in the form of tables.

Am I correct in saying that the XML needs to be well structured to efficiently use XSLT for the transformation?

For example, I should be structuring the XML such that it flows into a table row by row using the for-each construct right?

Something like this:
<root>
  <row>
    <columns>
    <columns>
    ...

etc.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old September 10th, 2006, 06:35 AM
mhkay's Avatar
Wrox Author
Points: 18,487, Level: 59
Points: 18,487, Level: 59 Points: 18,487, Level: 59 Points: 18,487, Level: 59
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Reading, Berks, United Kingdom.
Posts: 4,962
Thanks: 0
Thanked 292 Times in 287 Posts
Default

Yes, the more the structure of the data is explicit in the XML tagging, the easier it will be to process it in XSLT. For example it's much easier to process

<section>
  <title/><p/><p/><p/>
</section>
<section>
  <title/><p/><p/><p/>
</section>

than

<title/><p/><p/><p/><title/><p/><p/><p/>

Michael Kay
http://www.saxonica.com/
Author, XSLT Programmer's Reference and XPath 2.0 Programmer's Reference
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old September 10th, 2006, 04:09 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: , , USA.
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks - appreciated.

Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Directory structure to XML. harshm XML 2 March 8th, 2013 04:55 PM
Flat XML structure to a tree by XSLT Borg0011 XSLT 2 July 9th, 2006 08:58 AM
XSLT Newbie needs help... Should be easy fix! C4 XSLT 1 November 21st, 2005 04:11 AM
backslash in XML structure crmpicco Classic ASP Basics 0 May 3rd, 2005 06:45 AM
easy XSLT question sgruhier XSLT 3 February 18th, 2005 11:43 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.