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How to write target="_blank" in xsl?

Posted on 2009-04-14
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Hi

I have a listview which has an imagelink. It can direct to another page when I click the image. Now, I want the page to be shown in a popup window.

I read http://www.johnvey.com/features/deliciousdirector/xslt-filter-sort.html

and added target="_blank" to <a>

However, it cannot trigger the popup
<xsl:when test="type[. $eq$ 'imagelink']">
					<a target="_blank">
						<xsl:apply-templates select="imagelink/style" />
						<xsl:element name="xsl:attribute">
							<xsl:attribute name="name">href</xsl:attribute>
							<xsl:element name="xsl:value-of">
								<xsl:attribute name="select">
									../<xsl:value-of select="prop" />_link
								</xsl:attribute>
							</xsl:element>
							<xsl:attribute name="target">_blank</xsl:attribute>
						</xsl:element>
						<img border="0">
							<xsl:apply-templates select="imagelink/image/style" />
							<xsl:element name="xsl:attribute">
								<xsl:attribute name="name">src</xsl:attribute>
								<xsl:element name="xsl:value-of" />
							</xsl:element>
							<xsl:element name="xsl:attribute">
								<xsl:attribute name="name">Alt</xsl:attribute>
								<xsl:element name="xsl:value-of">
									<xsl:attribute name="select">
										../<xsl:value-of select="data/prop" />_Alt
									</xsl:attribute>
								</xsl:element>
							</xsl:element>
						</img>
					</a>
				</xsl:when>

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that is because the other attributes are not on the <a> element but on an <xsl:attribute> element,
which is very weird, I don't undersatnd why you have a <xsl:attribute> in your output.
That happens here:
<xsl:element name="xsl:attribute">
I assume you want
<xsl:element name="a">
here
but then I don't get what the <a target="_blank"> is doing at the start of your template

I recommend that you use your stylesheet do do a static transform in an IDE
and look at the result.
It will then become very clear why it doesn't work.

Or send in the full XML and XSLT
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by:techques
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As it needs to map the data from a table in DB in another xml and display in another xml file.


How should I change <xsl:element name="xsl:attribute"> to enable the target="_blank"?




//map to DB
<name>dbtable</name>
	<proplist>
		<rowselector>0</rowselector>
		<id>t.id</id>				   <ActionProc>'../images/edit.gif'</ActionProc>
		<ActionProc_Alt>'Process'</ActionProc_Alt>
		<ActionProc_link>'Process.aspx?id=' + Convert(char(10),t.id)</ActionProc_link>
</proplist>
 
//Display on aspx
 
<column>
		<visible>1</visible>
		<sortable>0</sortable>
		<header>
			<title>Process</title>
			<style>
				<width>2%</width>
				<class>list_title</class>
			</style>
		</header>
		<data>
			<prop>ActionProc</prop>
			<type>imagelink</type>
			<imagelink>
				<image>
					<style>
						<alt>Process</alt>
					</style>
				</image>
			</imagelink>
		</data>
		<cell>
			<styletype>fixed</styletype>
			<fixed>
				<style>
					<nowrap>1</nowrap>
					<align>center</align>
				</style>
			</fixed>
		</cell>		
	</column>

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by:Geert Bormans
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Are you generating an XSLT, you then use for generating the html?
I would assume you need to pipe two XSLT instead
So, I am lost here

<xsl:element> creates an element in the result tree
so creating an <xsl:attribute> element is only usefull when you need to construct an XSLT
I hardly ever had to go down that route, I assume you don't

I assume you just want to output an <a> element
<xsl:element name="a"> will do then
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by:techques
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Are you generating an XSLT, you then use for generating the html?
Yes, it uses ViewTemplateXSL to generate it

May I ask why I added <xsl:attribute name="target">_blank</xsl:attribute> still not work?

<div 
	style="behavior:url('../listview2.htc');"
	ID="idDefView1"
	ControlBaseDirectory="../ListView"
	DataProcessorURL="../ListView/DataProcessor.aspx"
	ViewTemplateXSL="../ListView/listview2.xml"
	ViewDescriptor="/desc_process_list.xml"
	ViewDataMap="/map_process_list.xml"
	ItemCount="0"
	RowsPerPage="5"
	RowBehavior=""
	RowHref="#"
	RowHrefTarget="_self"
	Filter=""
	QueryHolder="hid_ctl01$idDefView1"
	InvisibleCols=""
	Pager_Visible="True"
	Pager_VerticalAlign="bottom"
	Pager_HorizontalAlign="right"
	Pager_LinkStyle="page"
	Pager_ButtonStyle="button"
	Pager_FormStyle="form"
/>

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I don't understand the <div> thing you just added
I think you misunderstood my question about generating XSLT
The question really is: do you use XSLT to make a different XSLT?
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by:techques
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do you use XSLT to make a different XSLT? I don't think so. Let me explain:

1) In aspx, I import a module <%@ Register TagPrefix="OA" Namespace="OA.WebControl.ListView" Assembly = "OA.WebControl.ListView" %>

and then write the following code.

<OA:LISTVIEW id=idDefView runat="server" ControlBaseDirectory="../ListView" ViewDescriptor="desc_processmemo_list.xml" ViewDataMap="map_processmemo_list.xml" RowHref="#" RowHrefTarget="_self" RowsPerPage="5" Filter=""></OA:LISTVIEW>

Then the select result from DB will display.

The <div> code was that I view the source from browser which should be the html. It is irrelevant to the code.

As this part was not written by me. I just know how to use the ListView module to display DB data on aspx page.

The image shows that there is a Process in the last column which is an image. I just want that when I click it, it pop up a new window to display the aspx page.

I just need the pop up function.








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