Iteration using variables

Iteration using variables

Post by Peter Gibbi » Thu, 03 May 2001 19:20:06

I've checked the other postings on variables and tried various solutions but
none seem to solve my problems, so apologies for another posting on

Here's the problem.

I receive a flat XML document from SOAP which contains all the information I
need to create my menu structure.  I can manipulate it easily enough in code
using recursion to create the 5 levels of menu I need but this takes an age,
so someone suggested using XSL.

The code below is a fragment which I hope gives the general gist of what I'm
trying to do.

<xsl:element name="menu">
  <xsl:attribute name="level">0</xsl:attribute>
  <xsl:attribute name="id">


    <xsl:for-each select="xml/data/row">

        <xsl:element name="menu">

I know that menu0id contains a tree fragment but I can't seem to get it into
a string for test.

There's something I'm just not getting.

Any help

Peter Gibbin
Project Analyst
Exel Computer Systems


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