Hello and welcome to our community! Is this your first visit?
Register
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: XML and CSS

  1. #1
    Regular Coder
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Silicon Valley, CA
    Posts
    980
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    XML and CSS

    Using the various XML import scripts I've found here, along with a few other references, I've managed to get my importXML.htm page to work (read http://www.codingforums.com/showthre...&threadid=4548).

    The new issue at hand is that when I save XML data to a JavaScript variable, I can't seem to get CSS style sheets to apply.

    For example:
    Code:
    document.write('<table><tr><td style="font-size:8pt;color:#FF0000">'+myJsVariableOfXmlData+'</td></tr></table>');
    This doesn't seem to work. I've heard of XSL, but don't really know how it works. Could somebody give me an example of how to do the above task with XSL?

  • #2
    Regular Coder
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Silicon Valley, CA
    Posts
    980
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Nevermind... I've learned XSL, and it's awesome! I am having problems though with Gecko. Although it works just fine with IE, if I design a XSL file for use with an XML file, if I include JavaScript in that XSL file, document.write() doesn't seem to work at all under Mozilla/Netscape. Is this on purpose, or is this a bug?

  • #3
    Moderator
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Hayward, CA
    Posts
    1,461
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 23 Times in 21 Posts
    More than likely it's intentional. document.write is a DOM Level 1 HTML method, meaning it's supposed to work with HTML documents. It's also supposed to work with XHTML documents served as text/html or application/xhtml+xml (mime types from the server).

    document.write is also a risky idea, compared with the Document Object Model's Core techniques.
    "The first step to confirming there is a bug in someone else's work is confirming there are no bugs in your own."
    June 30, 2001
    author, Verbosio prototype XML Editor
    author, JavaScript Developer's Dictionary
    https://alexvincent.us/blog

  • #4
    Regular Coder
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Silicon Valley, CA
    Posts
    980
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Actually, I contacted Mozilla.org, and yes, it is a bug expected to be fixed by the release of 1.2/1.0.2. Until then, I'll have to use DOM techniques instead of XSL for certain data.


  •  

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •