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Real World XML by Steven Holzner

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Creating New Attributes

Just as you can create new elements with <xsl:element> and set the element name and content under programmatic control, you can do the same for attributes using the <xsl:attribute> element.

Here's an example. In this case, I'm creating new <PLANET> elements with attributes corresponding to the various planet names and values taken from the COLOR attribute in the original <PLANET> elements:

Listing . ch13_19.xsl
 
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">

<xsl:template match="PLANETS">
    <HTML>
        <HEAD>
            <TITLE>
                Planets
            </TITLE>
        </HEAD>
        <BODY>
            <xsl:apply-templates select="PLANET"/>
        </BODY>
    </HTML>
</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="PLANET">
    <PLANET>
					<xsl:attribute ...

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