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Hi all, I know that this topic has been covered before, but if some guru could find the time to help me that would be great...The problem I have is that I wish to show images located in a folder on my site, via xml. The image is linked through xml so that it appears (is this the right/best way?).When I open the webpage all the date is imported in, but the image has text (images/image1.jpg) etc. I am using xslt to style/translate the xml so what am I doing wrong?Thanks for your help people.footnote: are there any tutors/experts in the North West England area willing to help.

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This is the xml code<item> <title>Ming Vase</title> <author>ming</author> <image><a href="images/image1.jpg/></image> <colour>white with blue</colour> <description>Dated around 1925, no cracks or marks, in good condition</description> <year>1925</year> <price>450.00</price> </item>This is the xslt<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?><xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"><xsl:template match="/"> <html><body> <h1>My CD Collection</h1><hr/> <xsl:for-each select="antiques/item"> <ul> <li><xsl:value-of select="title"/></li> <li><xsl:value-of select="author"/></li> <li><xsl:value-of select="image"/></li> <li><xsl:value-of select="description"/></li> <li><xsl:value-of select="year"/></li> <li><xsl:value-of select="price"/></li> </ul><hr/></xsl:for-each> </body> </html></xsl:template></xsl:stylesheet>the output in the browser is good except the line where the image should be is blankCheers,Jayce

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I'm guessing this is just a copy/paste bug in the forum here, but there's a quote missing in the XML:

<image><a href="images/image1.jpg/></image>

Also, if this is the XSL for the image:

<li><xsl:value-of select="image"/></li>

Then maybe the XML should be more like this:

<image><a href="images/image1.jpg"><img src="images/image1.jpg" /></a></image>

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  • 4 weeks later...

Here is what I did to get my images to show up using xml styled with xslt and displayed using php.XML file:

<parent>	<child>		<src>/sample.jpg</src>	</child></parent>

and then the part of the xsl file that includes the image:

<xsl:element name="img">	<xsl:attribute name="src"><xsl:value-of select="src"/></xsl:attribute>	<xsl:attribute name="class">pic</xsl:attribute>	<xsl:attribute name="alt">Sample Image</xsl:attribute></xsl:element>

And then the php file that puts it all together:

<?php include("header.php"); ?><?php// Load the XML source$xml = new DOMDocument;$xml->load('sample.xml');$xsl = new DOMDocument;$xsl->load('sample.xsl');// Configure the transformer$proc = new XSLTProcessor;$proc->importStyleSheet($xsl); // attach the xsl rulesecho $proc->transformToXML($xml);?><?php include("footer.php"); ?>

I changed filenames, and simplified the xml tree for anonymity. Hope this helps you!If you have any other questions ask away! However, I am just a rookie at this stuff... But that code worked for me!

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Alternatively to what packedpluto uses, you could have just

<img src="{src}" alt="{alt}" />

(it's called AVT. See the XSLT FAQ for details on that one)or, to fit into your existing code, it would be more like:

<li><img src="{image/a/@href}"/></li>

or perhaps your desired result to have a copy of the link there? Like so?

<li><xsl:copy-of select="image/a" /></li>

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