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Hi,

I need to change an element name in an xml source document.

The element is called <pgbrk/> and need to change it to <section/><section>.
But I need to change this only...and nothing else. the rest of the document needs to remain untouched.

I can then apply my other templates.
Thanks in advance

lk
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hm...try this XSLT snippet:
.............................
 <xsl:template match="pgbrk">
          <section>
                <xsl:apply-template /> <!-- apply other templates -->
          </section>
 </xsl:template>
 ...............................

or you can just copy all content of <pgbrk>...if you want it, like this:
.............................
 <xsl:template match="pgbrk">
          <section>
               <xsl:copy-of select="child::*" />          <!-- copy all nodes inside pgbrk-->
          </section>
 </xsl:template>
.............................................
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by:leekey
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Hi,

Thanks, but I need to change the <pgbrk/> in the source xml document.
then apply my standard templates to produce my html.

I can apply all my standard templates now but I need to have changed the name of
that element first. Also keep it where it appears in the source document.

Lk

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by:rdcpro
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That's what dualsoul is talking about.  I assume you want to do this as a one-time deal, not do it each time you call your standard transform?  So when you're done, the original XML is saved with the section element.  

So this:

<root>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <pgbrk/>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <pgbrk/>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
</root>

becomes this:

<root>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <section/>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <section/>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
</root>

Or do you want to enclose the nodes between each pair of <pgbrk> elements in a <section></section> element like:

<root>
  <section>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
  </section>
  <section>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
  </section>
  <section>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
    <foo>Bar</foo>
  </section>
</root>

If that's the case, and you were thinking of inserting this:

</section>
<section>

where a <pgbrk> occurs, and inserting a <section> at the beginning, and a </section> at the end...then you are going about it wrong.  This example shows you how to do XPath based grouping:

http://dev.rdcpro.com/Members/rdcpro/snippets/xpathgrouping/


Regards,
Mike Sharp
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leekey, so may be you post your xml, and result you want to get?
so we can understand your problem more clearly...
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