Re: [xsl] String Replacement in XML using XSLT

Subject: Re: [xsl] String Replacement in XML using XSLT
From: Abel Braaksma <>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 19:57:24 +0200
Hi Senthil,

What actually is the problem? Can you give the XSLT that is not working? XSLT 1 or 2?

Here's a snippet in xslt 2, to be placed in the context of "content_vars":

<!-- replaces subject value -->
<xsl:value-of select="replace(content[@name='subject'], '(\[\[BUYERS_NAME\]\])', ../BUYERS_NAME)" />

<!-- replaces ordernr value -->
<xsl:value-of select="replace(content[@name='text'], '(\[ORDER_NUMBER\])', ../ORDER_NUMBER)" />

If you rather want the text to be matched based on the name inside the brackets, make sure to distinguish between double square brackets and single square brackets. A regex to help you with that is:

replace(xxxx, '.*\[\[?([^\[]+)\]\]?.*', '$1')

which effectively leaves the place inside the square brackets, be there one or two brackets (not really readable is it? That's why not everybody likes regular expressions.. ;-) . You can place the result in a variable and compare other names using local-name() with this. Something like that, but it all really depends on your requirements and on what you already have.

With XSLT 1, your best luck is to work out some recursive templates to do about the same.


Abel Braaksma

Senthilkumaravelan Krishnanatham wrote:
Hi All,
I need help in logic of  replacing the string in XML for the below input.
<content name="subject"> Hello [[BUYERS_NAME]]</content>
<content name="text">  REF Order [ORDER_NUMBER]</content>


Output should be
<P>Hello SENTHIL</p>
<p> REF Order 1234</p>

Is there anyway I can do it in XSLT?
Any suggestion are welcome.


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