My latest chore was to produce a list of unique cities from our big file of XML data. No trouble. I put together a little template that compared the current node to the preceeding ones. Any dups got culled, leaving me with a unique list. Simple to put it in order with
Next came what seemed to be the tricky part. The unique city listing needed to be comprised of links that took you to the section in the raw data there people from that city are listed. I figured I needed a link to a local in my HTML file. Just need to generate an ID, and reference that ID. And what better a way to generate these anchors? XSL templates of course.
I wonder how some of my other classmates are doing. Some of them got stuck in the XML Schema assignments and never came out. I just hope they know their HTML. It is a requirement for this course.