RE: [xsl] <xsl:decimal-format >

Subject: RE: [xsl] <xsl:decimal-format >
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 12:54:57 -0500
At 2002-11-13 16:39 +0000, Yates, Danny (ANTS) wrote:
Will this work?


Doesn't the translate() function map one character
to another? i.e. translate($input, "abc", "ABC").


What happens if
a character is matched in the first string, but there are
insufficient characters in the second string to determine a
replacement? (e.g. translate("c", "abc", "AB"))

The character is removed, by design. See 4.2 in XPath 1.0.

Also, if you are going to use the translate() function, why bother
with the special Unicode chars? Why not just translate away the
decimal point and comma?

Good point ... why not? I was caught up in the answer to the presentation issue I brought up and that the quester was trying to find special characters.

Just use: translate( format-number( $x, $y ), ',.', '' )

.............. Ken

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