Data alignment using xslt...URGENT!

my current output is as below:
item1 item2
item3 item4
item5 item6
item7 item8
item9 item10

I want the output to be shown as below.
item1 item6
item2 item7
item3 item8
item4 item9
item5 item10

Can I do this with XSLT?

can not attach my xml/xsl files as they r huge.
your help is much appreciated.

thanks,
nayana

Hi Nayana

assume input(must be welformed XML) is


item1 item2
item3 item4
item5 item6
item7 item8
item9 item10


try this:

<xsl:stylesheet version=“1.0” xmlns:xsl=“http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform”>
<xsl:output method=“xml” indent=“yes” version=“1.0”/>

<xsl:template match="/root">

<xsl:variable name=“nodes” select=“l|r”/>
<xsl:variable name=“half” select=“count($nodes) div 2”/>
<xsl:apply-templates select=“l|r”>
<xsl:with-param name=“nodes” select="$nodes"/>
<xsl:with-param name=“half” select="$half"/>
</xsl:apply-templates>

</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match=“l|r”>
<xsl:param name=“nodes”/>
<xsl:param name=“half”/>

<xsl:variable name=“position” select=“position()”/>
<xsl:if test=“position() <= $half”>
<xsl:value-of select="."/>
<xsl:value-of select="$nodes[position()=$position+$half]"/>
</xsl:if>
</xsl:template>

</xsl:stylesheet>

Result is

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

item1
item6
item2
item7
item3
item8
item4
item9
item5
item10


Cheers
Uli

Hi Uli…thanks for ur feedback

I am trying to do some data formatting with my xml.

For eg …my xml is as below

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="stylesheet/webtemplate.xsl"?>



9210i
$300



9210
$250



9110
$50



8910i/7600
$300



8910
$170



8855
$110



8850/8890
$80



7110/6210
$25



8310
$110



8210
$60



8250
$80



7650
$200



7610
$550



6820
$240




6800/5100
$130



6610i
$220



6610/6100
$160



6230
$410



6510
$90



6150/6110/5110
$10



6108/3300
$170



6220/5140
$230



5210/3610/1100
$60



3660
$300



3650
$250



3530
$70



3310/3330
$45


2100
$70



N-gage QD
$220






and xslt is as below:

<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl =
http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform” version =
“1.0” >
<xsl:output method=“html” indent=“yes” />

<xsl:template match="//Phones" >


Yaddayadda…



<xsl:apply-templates />




</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match=“model[position() mod 2 = 1]”>

<xsl:value-of select="./name" />
<xsl:value-of select="./price" />
<xsl:value-of select=“following-sibling::node()[position() = 1]/name” />
<xsl:value-of select=“following-sibling::node()[position() = 1]/price” />

</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match=“name”/>
<xsl:template match=“price”/>

</xsl:stylesheet>

and my current output is as shown below
::: CURRENT OUTPUT:::
xsl transformation output:
9210i $300 9210 $250
9110 $50 8910i/7600 $300
8910 $170 8855 $110
8850/8890 $80 7110/6210 $25
8310 $110 8210 $60
8250 $80 7650 $200
7610 $550 7250i $220
which is similar to the following format…






I need to change the output format as below:
:::EXPECTED OUTPUT:::






How do i do that? anybody can help…?

Thanks,
Nayana