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xsl:apply-templates element

 
Shiva Samala
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Hi,
I am bit confused with the working of the <xsl:apply-templates> element
. When to use this element? What effect does it produce? Can someone please clarify?

Thanks,
Shiva.
 
Andy Smith
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<xsl:apply-templates> is used for the processing of the children....otherwise the processing will stop there

e.g ur xml is:-
<html>
<body
<table>
<tr>....</tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>


XSL:

<xsl:template match="html">
......ur statements here....
</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="body">
......ur statements here....
</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="table">
......ur statements here....
</xsl:template>


after matching the <html> the processing will stop as children are not called...

<xsl:template match="html">
......ur statements here....
<xsl:apply-templates/>

</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="body">
......ur statements here....
<xsl:apply-templates/>

</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="table">
......ur statements here....
<xsl:apply-templates/>
</xsl:template>


<xsl:apply-templates/> in <html> match will call for the procesing of <body> child
<xsl:apply-templates/> in <body> match will call for the procesing of <table> child and so on...
i hope i m clear.
 
Shiva Samala
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Your explanation made it clear Andy. Thanks very much.

Shiva.
 
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