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Default Dynamic Columns XHTML Table

First, the data:


 <column heading="User ID" attributename="usrid" />
 <column heading="User" attributename="username" />

    <user usrid="1243" firstname="John" lastname="Smith" username="coolKat1" lastlogged="3.12.2005" />
    <user usrid="5274" firstname="Sarah" lastname="Collins" username="collSar" lastlogged="6.22.2006" />


What I want to do is a match on user nodes and then make a pass through the column nodes to produce the resulting table:

<table><thead><th>User ID</th><th>User</th></thead>






This allows me to change the order of the columns and which columns to display quite readily.

If the column headers and the resulting data in each column is based on the columns nodes, how can I process through the user nodes and then pass the element to a template to process the column nodes. I have looked through several approaches to this problem which would run very slowly, due to the use of Javascripting within the XSLT. Has anyone out there encountered this issue?

Thanks in advance

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Try something like this:

<xsl:for-each select="/docroot/users"/>
  <xsl:variable name="u" select="."/>
  <xsl:for-each select="/docroot/columns/column">
      <xsl:value-of select="$u/@*[name()=current()/@attributename]"/>

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