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How to add Listbox in XSLT with XSL?
toplisek

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Msg#: 3831196 posted 12:31 pm on Jan 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

I would like to create the Listbox using XSL. How to do it within XSLT?

 

httpwebwitch

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Msg#: 3831196 posted 3:00 pm on Jan 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

"Listbox"... do you mean an HTML <select>, with <option>s inside ?

toplisek

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Msg#: 3831196 posted 3:13 pm on Jan 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

Is there some syntax difference and I use only simple HTML within XSLT file?

httpwebwitch

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Msg#: 3831196 posted 3:47 pm on Jan 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

you do put plain HTML right into your XSLT.

consider this sample

<select>
<xsl:for-each select="/item">
<option><xsl:value-of select="@name"/></option>
</xsl:for-each>
</select>

toplisek

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Msg#: 3831196 posted 12:49 pm on Feb 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

thank you.

How to add items in this option block?

Like www.google.com and www.mastercard.com in correct way?

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Msg#: 3831196 posted 2:37 pm on Feb 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

see the description of <option> [w3schools.com] at W3Schools

I usually state the value of an option explicitly, like this:
<option value="12345">Ford Prefect</option>

in XSLT, this would turn into:

<select>
<xsl:for-each select="/item">
<option>
<xsl:attribute name="value"><xsl:value-of select="@value"/></xsl:attribute>
<xsl:value-of select="@name"/>
</option>
</xsl:for-each>
</select>

toplisek

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Msg#: 3831196 posted 3:20 pm on Feb 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

So, you mean in XSLT:

<select>
<xsl:for-each select="/item">
<option value="12345">Ford Prefect</option>
<option value="12345">Mercedes best</option>
<option value="12345">Fiat Perfect</option>
<xsl:attribute name="value"><xsl:value-of select="@value"/></xsl:attribute>
<xsl:value-of select="@name"/>
</option>
</xsl:for-each>
</select>

I have predefined values of items from server.

httpwebwitch

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Msg#: 3831196 posted 3:34 pm on Feb 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

10 try it and see if it produces the results you desire.
20 If it doesn't, GOTO 10

debugging is an iterative process. The best way to learn the syntax of a language, whether it's HTML or XSLT, is to read, experiment, and play with it. I'd suggest getting an XSLT debugger which lets you edit XSLT and see the results immediately - there are several good ones out there with trial versions you can play with before purchasing.

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