XSLT <xsl:if> Element

The <xsl:if> element is used to put a conditional test against the content of the XML file.

The <xsl:if> Element

To put a conditional if test against the content of the XML file, add an <xsl:if> element to the XSL document.


<xsl:if test="expression">
  ...some output if the expression is true...

Where to Put the <xsl:if> Element

To add a conditional test, add the <xsl:if> element inside the <xsl:for-each> element in the XSL file:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"

<xsl:template match="/">
  <h2>My CD Collection</h2>
  <table border="1">
    <tr bgcolor="#9acd32">
    <xsl:for-each select="catalog/cd">
      <xsl:if test="price &gt; 10">
          <td><xsl:value-of select="title"/></td>
          <td><xsl:value-of select="artist"/></td>
          <td><xsl:value-of select="price"/></td>


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Note: The value of the required test attribute contains the expression to be evaluated.

The code above will only output the title and artist elements of the CDs that has a price that is higher than 10.

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