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

Sr.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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