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Old June 9th, 2008, 01:32 PM
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Good day.

I have an xml file that has the following first line:

<batch userID = "FTUHRViewExtract" batchID = "FTUHRBatch.2008.">

...and I'd like to display the userID and batchID fields in
the resulting transformed HTML file.

Does anyone know of a way in XSL to grab those two strings using
the tags 'userID' and 'batchID' ?

I've googled it and can't seem to find anything.

Any help is appreciated.
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Well, this figures.....
I discovered how to do this just after I posted this.


<xsl:for-each select="batch">
   ...table, tr, td, etc
    <xsl:value-of select="@userID" />
   ...other stuff...

I hope this helps someone else who's struggling....
Old June 9th, 2008, 03:52 PM
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It's hard to find thing on google unless you take the trouble to learn the terminology. userID and batchID are attributes. The thing from "<batch" to ">" is called a start tag; it marks the start of an element. People often use the word "tag" incorrectly to mean "element"; you are using it incorrectly to mean "attribute". With that kind of confusion, google doesn't stand a chance.

Wrox do some excellent books...

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Old June 10th, 2008, 08:33 AM
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Thanks, Michael.

I don't work with XSL enough to be knowledgeable to
that degree, but thanks to you and others, I'm getting

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