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Hour 24. Using FileMaker, XML, and XSLT > Using XPath Expressions to Select and...

Using XPath Expressions to Select and Manipulate Text

There is almost no limit to the manipulations that you can perform in a style sheet. The subsummary.xsl style sheet sorts and sums data: You can use it as a model for your own complex style sheets.

Even for simple style sheets, you can use a host of other functions. Particularly useful are the editing and conditional functions. A full description of XSLT is beyond the scope of this book, but here is a code snippet to whet your appetite. (If you are experienced with programming—in any language—you can modify it for your own purposes.)


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