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Re: empty table problem

From: Tony Graham <Tony.Graham@MenteithConsulting.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 10:42:15 +0100
To: www-xsl-fo@w3.org
Message-ID: <874p32s51k.fsf@menteith.com>

On Thu, Oct 16 2008 13:31:48 +0100, j.delaguila@dysmatica.es wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a XML document like this:
>
> ....
> <documents>
>     <document>
>         ...
>     </document>
>     <document>
>         ...
>     </document>
> </documents>
>
> and a xsl like this:
>
> <fo:block space-after="12">
> 			<fo:table table-layout="fixed" width="100%" border="1"
> border-style="solid" border-color="#55A0dd">
> 				<fo:table-column />
> 				<fo:table-body>
> 						<xsl:apply-templates select="documents/document" />
> 				</fo:table-body>
> 			</fo:table>
>
> 		</fo:block>
> .....
...
> the problem is when the tag <documents> doesn't contain any <document> tag,
> so the table header is created but no row added. error:
> fo:table-body is missing child elements. 
>
> How could I manage this so when no document tag exists inside documents tag
> nothing would  be displayed?

Put the fo:block inside an xsl:if; i.e., put
<xsl:if test="documents/document"> before the <fo:block> and put
</xsl:if> after the </fo:block>.

Also, you can use "space-after" with fo:table, so the fo:block isn't
strictly necessary.

Regards,


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