The xsl:template Element

The <xsl:template> Element

XSL templates enable you to specify how you want your transformation to work. Each <sxl:template> element is set up to match one node (which may contain other nodes) or a number of nodes in the source document, and to specify exactly how that node should be transformed.

The following list describes the attributes of <xsl:template> :

  • match (optional). Specifies a pattern that matches nodes to be processed . Set to a valid pattern.

  • name (optional). Holds the name of the template, which enables it to be called. If you do not use this attribute, you must use the match attribute. Set to a QName .

  • priority (optional). A positive or negative integer or real number that sets the priority of this template. Used when more than one template matches the same node. Set to a number.

  • mode (optional). If you use <xsl:apply-templates> on a set of nodes, the only templates used have a matching mode. Set to a QName .

Each such <xsl:template> element is called a rule . In general, the <xsl:template> element can contain zero or more <xsl:param> elements (which youll see in Chapter 9), followed by the template body , which specifies how you want the transformation to take place.

Inside XSLT
Inside Xslt
ISBN: B0031W8M4K
Year: 2005
Pages: 196

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