template

The <xsl:template> element defines an output producing template. This element must have either the match attribute or the name attribute set.

Syntax

<xsl:template
	match=PATTERN
	name=NAME
	mode=NAME
	priority=NUMBER>
	<xsl:param> [optional]
	TEMPLATE
</xsl:template>

Required Attributes

None.

Optional Attributes

match
Specifies a pattern that determines the elements for which this template should be used. It is a required attribute if there is no name attribute.
name
Specifies a name for this template, by which it can be invoked through the <xsl:call-template> element.
mode
Specifies a particular mode for this template, which can be matched by an attribute of the <xsl:apply-templates> element. This is useful for processing the same information in multiple ways.
priority
Specifies a numeric priority for this template. This can be any number other than Infinity. The processor uses this number when more than one template matches the same node.

Type

Top-level, must be the child of <xsl:stylesheet> or <xsl:transform>.

Defined

XSLT, section 5.3.

Gecko support

Supported.

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