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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<html>
<head>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="workspace/assets/style.css"/>
</head>
<body>
<div id="head">
<h1>Title</h1>
</div>
<div id="package">
<div id="content">
<h2>Blog</h2>
<div datasource="blog-articles">
<div class="article">
<h3 value="title">Title</h3>
<p copy="body">
Lorem Ipsum
</p>
</div>
</div>
<div id="comments">
<h3>Comments</h3>
<div datasource="article-comments">
<p value="text">
Commenttext
</p>
</div>
</div>
<div id="sidebar">
<h3>
All Articles
</h3>
<ul>
<div datasource="blog-article-index">
<li value="title">Something</li>
</div>
</ul>
</div>
</div>
</div>
</body>
</html>
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<x:stylesheet version="1.0"
xmlns:x="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"
xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/TransformAlias">
<x:output method="xml"
encoding="UTF-8"
indent="yes" />
<x:namespace-alias stylesheet-prefix="xsl" result-prefix="x"/>
<x:template match="*">
<x:element name="{name()}">
<x:apply-templates select="* | @* | text()" />
</x:element>
</x:template>
<x:template match="@*">
<x:attribute name="{name()}">
<x:value-of select="."/>
</x:attribute>
</x:template>
<x:template match="@datasource | @value | @copy" />
<x:template match="/">
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/TransformAlias">
<xsl:output method="xml"
encoding="UTF-8"
indent="yes" />
<x:apply-templates />
<x:apply-templates select="//*[@datasource]" mode="templates" />
</xsl:stylesheet>
</x:template>
<x:template match="*[@datasource]">
<xsl:apply-templates select="{@datasource}/entry" />
</x:template>
<x:template match="*[@value]/text()">
<xsl:value-of select="{../@value}" />
</x:template>
<x:template match="*[@copy]">
<xsl:copy-of select="{@copy}/*" />
</x:template>
<x:template match="*[@datasource]" mode="templates">
<x:text>
</x:text>
<xsl:template match="{@datasource}/entry">
<x:apply-templates />
</xsl:template>
</x:template>
</x:stylesheet>
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The above code shows an improvised bare-bone inline templating language. Instead of creating templates and matching nodes you'd specify the Data Sources you want data to pull from using the datasource attribute in any element. Inside those elements you can use the value and copy attributes to pull single field values into your markup.

For example:

<div datasource="blog-articles">
    <div class="article">
        <h3 value="title">Title</h3>
        <p copy="body">
            Lorem Ipsum
        </p>
    </div>
</div>

would be translated into

<xsl:template match="blog-articles/entry">
    <div class="article">
        <h3><xsl:value-of select="title"/></h3>
        <xsl:copy-of select="body"/>
    </div>
</xsl:template>

and

<xsl:apply-templates select="blog-articles/entry" />

All value or copy nodes are being replaced with actual content so it's possible to use blind text in them.

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To try this out simply download the code and run it using

xsltproc master.xsl master.xml

The returned XML is an XSLT stylesheet that can be used with any XSLT processor (including Symphony).

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