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From Nicolas ...@bregenzer.org>
Subject Re: xslt layout
Date Thu, 20 May 2004 00:14:07 GMT
Hall, Joe wrote:

> Is it possible to use different custom stylesheets (layouts)?  You can 
> use xsl:include to create a "TemplateMethod" type of xsl for this 
> layout system.  I did something similar with my current project.
>
> Example LayoutTemplate.xsl (Contains common xslt):
> <xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" 
> version="1.0">
>     <xsl:include href="header.xsl"/>
>     <xsl:include href="footer.xsl"/>
>     <xsl:template match="/">
>         <html>
>             <!-- a bunch of stuff -->
>             <xsl:call-template name="header"/>
>             <xsl:call-template name="menu-section"/>
>             <xsl:call-template name="content-section"/>
>             <xsl:call-template name="footer"/>
>         </html>
> </xsl:stylesheet>
>
> Example CustomLayout.xsl (Contains page/client specific formatting):
> <xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" 
> version="1.0">
>     <xsl:output method="html" indent="yes"/>
>     <xsl:template name="menu-section">
>         <!-- do stuff custom for this layout -->
>     </xsl:template>
>     <xsl:template name="content-section">
>         <!-- do stuff custom for this layout -->
>     </xsl:template>
>     <xsl:include href="LayoutTemplate.xsl"/
> </xsl:stylesheet>
>
> I would keep the xml pure data and use xslt to provide the XHTML 
> formatting.  This will make using the same model easier for different 
> views (html, wml, custom app, etc...).
>
> I hope this helps.
>
>  
>
this sound like a good idea. thx very much
never thought of xslt that way. i guess i'm gonna try this one
for a better overview are there other approaches ?

regards nicolas


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