Matthew Croud wrote: > Hi Guys, > > Well i;ve been slaving on with my PHP XML endeavors and i'm loving it, > just finishing the meaty parts of my XSLT for dummies book too. > > I have a question which asks "is it possible?". > > Using XSLT I can collect specific parts of my XML using something sexy > like <xsl:template match="umbungo">. Lets say however, that I need to > use XSLT, but I would want the user to select which element they > request. In other words, they are given a form with options and that > form can manipulate the .XSL file. > > Now I know it could be done in a lengthly manner by just opening the XSL > file and manipulating it like fopen or something like that, but is there > a way to somehow embed the contents of the xml into the php code (like > using <<< EOF for html), and being able to substitute the template match > string for a variable ? > > Any ideas ? > > Thanks Gamesmaster, > Matt > A bit off-topic (since XSLT is not PHP...) but here goes.
First I need to clarify what you are doing - <xsl:template match="umbongo"> ... </xsl:template> defines the template portion, and that is pretty immutable. At some point you must have in your XSLT something like <xsl:apply-templates select="umbongo"/> This is the bit you can play with: so: <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"> <xsl:output method="xml" encoding="UTF-8" /> <!-- or whatever --> <!-- Pass in a parameter to the XSL to define which thing we want to match --> <xsl:parameter name='matchMe'/> <!-- Define templates for all the things we might want to match --> <xsl:template match='umbongo'><xsl:apply-templates/></xsl:template> <xsl:template match='fivealive'><xsl:apply-templates/></xsl:template> <!-- etc. --> <!-- now the clever bit --> <xsl:template match='/'> <xsl:apply-templates select='//*[name()=$matchMe]'/> </xsl:template> </xsl:stylesheet> Essentially you need to apply the template of any element, but only those whose name matches your request. Note that <xsl:apply-templates select='$matchMe]'/> doesn't work... :( So now if your PHP does something like $xslDom = new DOMDocument(); $xslDom->load('matchMe.xsl'); $xslt = new XSLTProcessor(); $xslt->importStylesheet($xslDom); $xslt->setParameter('','matchMe','umbongo'); $xmlDom = new DOMDocument(); $xmlDom->load('some_document_that_has_an_umbongo_tag.xml'); echo $xslt->transformToXML($xmlDom); you should get the results of the 'umbongo' template (only) 'f course, this is not tested, but I have used this idea in working code -- Peter Ford phone: 01580 893333 Developer fax: 01580 893399 Justcroft International Ltd., Staplehurst, Kent -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php