XSLT <template>


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<xsl:template> defines a way to reuse templates in order to generate the desired output for nodes of a particular type/context.

Declaration

Following is the syntax declaration of <xsl:template> element.

<xsl:template 
   name = Qname 
   match = Pattern 
   priority = number 
   mode = QName >
</xsl:template>

Attributes

S.No Name & Description
1.

name

Name of the element on which template is to be applied.

2.

match

Pattern which signifies the element(s) on which template is to be applied.

3.

priority

Priority number of a template. Matching template with low priority is not considered in from in front of high priority template.

4.

mode

Allows element to be processed multiple times to produce a different result each time.

Elements

Number of occurrences Unlimited

Parent elements

xsl:stylesheet, xsl:transform

Child elements

xsl:apply-imports,xsl:apply-templates,xsl:attribute, xsl:call-template, xsl:choose, xsl:comment, xsl:copy, xsl:copy-of, xsl:element, xsl:fallback, xsl:for-each, xsl:if, xsl:message, xsl:number, xsl:param, xsl:processing-instruction, xsl:text, xsl:value-of, xsl:variable, output elements

Demo Example

This template rule has a pattern that identifies <student> elements and produces an output in a tabular format.

students.xml

<?xml version = "1.0"?> 
<?xml-stylesheet type = "text/xsl" href = "students.xsl"?> 
<class> 
   <student rollno = "393"> 
      <firstname>Dinkar</firstname> 
      <lastname>Kad</lastname> 
      <nickname>Dinkar</nickname> 
      <marks>85</marks> 
   </student> 
   <student rollno = "493"> 
      <firstname>Vaneet</firstname> 
      <lastname>Gupta</lastname> 
      <nickname>Vinni</nickname> 
      <marks>95</marks> 
   </student> 
   <student rollno = "593"> 
      <firstname>Jasvir</firstname> 
      <lastname>Singh</lastname> 
      <nickname>Jazz</nickname> 
      <marks>90</marks> 
   </student> 
</class>

students_imports.xsl

<?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>Students</h2> 
            <table border = "1"> 
               <tr bgcolor = "#9acd32"> 
                  <th>Roll No</th> 
                  <th>First Name</th> 
                  <th>Last Name</th> 
                  <th>Nick Name</th> 
                  <th>Marks</th> 
               </tr>
					
               <xsl:for-each select = "class/student"> 
                  <tr> 
                     <td><xsl:value-of select = "@rollno"/></td> 
                     <td><xsl:value-of select = "firstname"/></td> 
                     <td><xsl:value-of select = "lastname"/></td> 
                     <td><xsl:value-of select = "nickname"/></td> 
                     <td><xsl:value-of select = "marks"/></td>
                  </tr> 
               </xsl:for-each> 
            </table> 
         </body> 
      </html> 
   </xsl:template>  
</xsl:stylesheet>

Output

Formatted Output

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