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From Helena Edelson <>
Subject Re: coding dynamicall in xdocs/ and to delimit output in meta-data?
Date Wed, 31 Aug 2005 21:41:25 GMT
Ross, thanks for reply.
I mean how in *xdocs* files would you do the equivalent of @author_id or:

<a href="../by_author_{author_id}.html">{name}</a>

on the second, I mean how to write the line of code, I'm not sure what 
the $x or @x I have to look at the number of entries of type foo and 
only show say 4 of the total number in an xsl file. how you would write 
the value to stop at and the ($entries.......)*] part
does that make any sense at all?


Ross Gardler wrote:

> Helena Edelson wrote:
>> I know how to code for forrest for this link in the xsl files:
>> <a href="../by_author_holly.html">Holly Edelson</a>
>> but how do you code for this sort of link in an xdocs/*.xml file?
>> can I put dynamic code there?
> In what way is it dynamic? Isn't the authors tag sufficient?
>> Also, how, for  src/xdocs/index.xml file can you code the xsl for it 
>> to count the entries in the /meta-data/foo.xml, set a max integer 
>> (value) for to generate on the xdocs/index.html page when you run 
>> forrest to only show x number of entries for category foo if exists 
>> and not show the rest?
>> I mean, say I have type foo and type bar in my meta-data/foo.xml 
>> file. Say I have 10 items of type foo and 10 items of type bar, but I 
>> only want the generated home page (html) to display 4 per type?
>> is it like <xsl:for-each select="articles/article[ type= foo][ 
>> *position() &lt; ($entries+1)* ]">?
>> ->this is where I don't have a clue
> Do you mean you want to know how to pass the value of $entries into 
> the XSL?
> If so take a look at our sitemaps, there are lots of examples. Search 
> for "<map:paramter"
> You could also pass it in using a configuraiton file. You can also see 
> examples of this in our skins, search for "$config".
> Ross

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