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Re: Possibly Newbie questions...

Adam Haberlach wrote:
>         I'm looking for an example of how to create the .xml/.xsl
> for an outline-style document.  Right now I'm using a lot of <t1>
> tags which get converted to <H1> tags by the .xsl, but I would
> rather have something that handles the nesting on the fly so
> I can demote/promote items more easily.

This is actually a little bit tricky in pure XSL.  Back along a bit, I
put together an outliner package to experiment with XSL processing of
recursive lists of elements of various kinds.  I got it working, by hook
or by crook...

In case it's of interest, I attach a zipped file which includes the DTD,
a demo which is also documentation, the XSL script and a CSS file which
all put together make a pretty functional XML/XSL outliner (I call it XO
in case it matters).  I hope I'll have time to go back to it one day and
add a GUI, but it's not high on my list.  Perhaps next summer.

>         I'm also interested in generating the numbers for headings
> on the fly.

You can do this with xsl:number.  You can generate numbers for list
items with xsl:number as well, but in the attached outliner I do it with
CSS for no better reason than that I was experimenting with CSS back
>         And I'm also looking for a way to break a document into
> small pieces (so different team members can work with them) and
> have them integrated into one document on the fly.

You can easily integrate documents either by using the XML SYSTEM entity
method or by using XSL's document() function.

 Steve "I miss PC-Outline" Tinney

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