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Perfect. Thanks so much, Michael. As usual, you have just what we need (and
you're willing to share it, which we deeply appreciate).

Best,

Marsha

----- Original Message -----
From: "Fox, Michael" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2001 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: XSL question


> Below you will find a bit of code from one of the EAD Cookbook
stylesheets.
>
>
> It tests to see if there is an abstract element (or a child element of
> abstract) with text.
>
> If there is text in either of these locations, it looks to see if there is
a
> Label attribute.
> If there is, it inserts the text of the attribute and then that of the
> element and/or its child.
>
> If there is no label attribute, it inserts the string "Abstract:" and then
> the text of the abstract element and/or its child.
>
> I have seen another test for content but do not recall the syntax.
Perhaps
> someone else will enlighten us all.
>
> Example:
>
> <xsl:if test="abstract[string-length(text()|*)!=0]">
> <xsl:choose>
> <xsl:when test="@label">
> <tr><td> </td><td valign="top">
> <b><xsl:value-of select="@label"/>
> </b></td><td>
> <xsl:apply-templates select="abstract"/>
> </td></tr>
> </xsl:when>
> <xsl:otherwise>
> <tr><td> </td><td valign="top">
> <b><xsl:text>Abstract: </xsl:text></b></td><td>
> <xsl:apply-templates select="abstract"/>
> </td></tr>
> </xsl:otherwise>
> </xsl:choose>
> </xsl:if>
>
>
> Michael
>
> Michael J. Fox
> Assistant Director for Library and Archives
> Minnesota Historical Society
> 345 Kellogg Blvd West
> St. Paul, MN 55102-2409
> 651-296-2150  (phone)
> 651-296-9961  (fax)
> [log in to unmask]
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marsha Maguire [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2001 4:21 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: XSL question
>
>
> Greetings, all,
>
> This is a question for you folks who work with XSL stylesheets. I'm trying
> to learn XSL, but so far I haven't come across a way of eliminating
sections
> of a finding aid when those sections are empty. For example, sometimes we
> describe restrictions on access, and then we include <accessrestrict>, but
> by default -- when there are no restrictions -- we leave the field blank.
In
> my stylesheet, I want the field label and content to print when
> <accessrestrict> has information in it, but I don't want to refer to the
> field at all if we've left it blank.  In XSL, is there a way to test for a
> field with a null value? When <accessrestrict> is not null, then put the
> text value into the output document, something like that? How would that
be
> expressed?
>
> Many thanks!
>
> Marsha Maguire
> Manuscripts and Special Collections Cataloging Librarian
> University of Washington Libraries
> P.O. Box 352900
> Seattle, WA 98195-2900
> (206) 543-1879; fax (206) 543-1931
> email: [log in to unmask]
>