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XSLT <xsl:template> Element


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Definition and Usage

The <xsl:template> element contains rules to apply when a specified node is matched.

The match attribute is used to associate the template with an XML element. The match attribute can also be used to define a template for a whole branch of the XML document (i.e. match="/" defines the whole document).

Note: <xsl:template> is a top-level element.


Syntax

<xsl:template
name="name"
match="pattern"
mode="mode"
priority="number">

  <!-- Content:(<xsl:param>*,template) -->

</xsl:template>

Attributes

Attribute Value Description
name name Optional. Specifies a name for the template.

Note: If this attribute is omitted there must be a match attribute

match pattern Optional. The match pattern for the template.

Note: If this attribute is omitted there must be a name attribute

mode mode Optional. Specifies a mode for this template
priority number Optional. A number which indicates the numeric priority of the template

Example

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">

<xsl:template match="/">
  <html>
  <body>
  <h2>My CD Collection</h2>
  <xsl:apply-templates/>
  </body>
  </html>
</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="cd">
  <p>
  <xsl:apply-templates select="title"/>
  <xsl:apply-templates select="artist"/>
  </p>
</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="title">
  Title: <span style="color:#ff0000">
  <xsl:value-of select="."/></span>
  <br />
</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="artist">
  Artist: <span style="color:#00ff00">
  <xsl:value-of select="."/></span>
  <br />
</xsl:template>

</xsl:stylesheet>

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