XSLT Cookbook

Errata for XSLT Cookbook

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
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Page 4
1st para of last XSL code example

<xsl:template ="substring-before-last"> NOW READS: <xsl:template name="substring-before-last">

Anonymous    Dec 01, 2003
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Page 6

line 3: 'recuse' NOW READS 'recurse' line 17: 'through' NOW READS 'throw' line 24: 'occurances' NOW READS 'occurences'

Anonymous    Dec 01, 2003
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Page 9
in comment

IN the comment starting <!-- Swap the recursive application ... the "if" HAS BEEN CHANGED to "of"

Anonymous    Dec 01, 2003
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Page 19
1st para below example 1.7, in the first sentence of the para.

'virutally' HAS BEEN CHANGED to 'virtually'

Anonymous    Dec 01, 2003
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Page 20
in comment

The comment <!-- Handle the part that comes befor the current... NOW READS: <!-- Handle the part that comes before the current...

Anonymous    Dec 01, 2003
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Page 27
1st paragraph

translate($input," &xd", "") should be translate($input," ", "")

Anonymous   
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Page 27
halfway down in solution

'The top-level element xsl:decimal-format is establishes ...' NOW READS: 'The top-level element xsl:decimal-format establishes ...'

Anonymous    Dec 01, 2003
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Page 30
top of page in code

The xsl:variable numCols iwass set to 4 in example 2-3. That line of code NOW READS: <xsl:variable name="numCols" select="3"/>

Anonymous    Dec 01, 2003
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Page 36
last paragraph above Discussion heading

... then chopping of the last character NOW READS ... then chopping off the last character

Anonymous    Dec 01, 2003
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Page 39
section 2.3 solution

Terminating </xsl:stylesheet> HAS BEEN ADDED.

Anonymous    Dec 01, 2003
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Page 43
in code for math:abs

Spurious '"' </xsl:choose> HAS BEEN DELETED.

Anonymous    Dec 01, 2003
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Page 95
IN PRINT: 1st paragraph

"nineth" NOW READS: "ninth"

Anonymous    Dec 01, 2003
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Page 120
Example 4-13

Incorrect XSLT, spelling error in xsl tag. <xsl:varaible> NOW READS: <xsl:variable>

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2004
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Page 122
IN PRINT: throughout

"visa versa" NOW READS: "vice versa"

Anonymous    Dec 01, 2003
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Page 159
fifth line from bottom

select="$row/*[local-name(.)=current()/@elem]"mode="csv:map-value"/> NOW READS: select="$row/*[local-name(.)=current()/@elem]" mode="csv:map-value"/>

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2004
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Page 167
1 line

... it is not to0 ... NOW READS: ... it is not too ...

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2004
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Page 207
last sentence before listing (does not need to be changed for reprint but may be helpful for readers)

There is a work-around that at least eliminates the need of matching the string against a sub-pattern again: <xsl:analyze-string regex="(regex1)|(regex2)|...|(regexn)"> <xsl:matching-substring> <xsl:choose> <xsl:when test=". eq regex-group(1)">MATCHED regex1</xsl:when> <xsl:when test=". eq regex-group(2)">MATCHED regex2</xsl:when> <xsl:otherwise>IMPOSSIBLE</xsl:otherwise> </xsl:choose> </xsl:matching-substring> </xsl:analyze-string>

Anonymous   
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Page 238
8th line

To test if node-set1 is a subset of node-set2: <xsl:if test="count($node-set1|node-set2)=count($node-set1)"> To test if node-set1 is a proper subset of node-set2: <xsl:if test="count($node-set1|node-set2)=count($node-set1) and count($node-set1) > count($node-set2)"> NOW READS: To test if node-set2 is a subset of node-set1: <xsl:if test="count($node-set1|node-set2)=count($node-set1)"> To test if node-set2 is a proper subset of node-set1: <xsl:if test="count($node-set1|node-set2)=count($node-set1) and count($node-set1) > count($node-set2)">

Anonymous    Dec 01, 2003
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Page 312-314
various, throughout

"appriasal" NOW READS: "appraisal"

Anonymous    Sep 01, 2005
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Page 466
first part of example code

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" xmlns:x="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:excel" xmlns:ss="urn:schemas-Xmicrosoft-com:office:spreadsheet" exclude-result-prefixes="o x ss"> <xsl:exclude-result-prefixes > <xsl:output method="xml" version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" indent="yes"/> NOW READS: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" xmlns:x="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:excel" xmlns:ss="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:spreadsheet"> <xsl:output method="xml" version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" indent="yes"/>

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2004
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Page 523
Second section "Java Extension Element"

xmlns:MyExt="xalan://com.AcmeX.MyExtensionElement"> NOW READS: xmlns:MyExt="xalan://com.AcmeX.MyExtensionElement" AND <xalan:script lang="javasclass" NOW READS: <xalan:script lang="javaclass"

Anonymous    Sep 01, 2005
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Page 564
example middle of the page

my $source_doc = $parser->parse_file( $source_file ); NOW READS: my $source_doc = $parser->parse_file( $file );

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2004
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Page 619
middle of the page in example code -

<xsl:call-template name="generic:aggregation"> NOW READS: <xsl:call-template name="generic:reverse-aggregation">

Anonymous    Dec 01, 2003