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Home » Tip Bank » XML » XSLT
Language: XSLT
Expertise: Beginner
Jul 10, 2000

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Filtering On Node Name

Question:

I have an XML document for news items. It has a tag which has 3 child nodes , and , of which there can be multiples with the one tag. For example:


  
  
  
  
  
  

What I want to be able to do is branch to a given template, depending on the name of the node in the order that they displayed, within the tag. I have tried using and , but where I keep getting stuck is in testing for the name of the current node. I could, of course, use a generic tag called, and let it have an attribute called "type" Then I could evaluate the branching the attribute, but, in a way, this defeats the purpose of using XML. What would you suggest?

Answer:

Just use the call and wildcard characters:


















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