Re: [xsl] sequence of strings

Subject: Re: [xsl] sequence of strings
From: Florent Georges <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 15:26:35 +0100 (CET)
Ruud Grosmann wrote:

> >   <xsl:sequence select="'BLD'[contains($string, 'bold')],
> > 'ITA'[contains($string, 'italic')]"/>

> Thank you for your answer. This I was looking for all the time: a
> way to create a sequence of string in the select of
> xsl:sequence. However, I don't understand completely what is going
> on in that select.

    'BLD' selects a string
    'BLD'[...] selects a string iff the predicate is true
    'BLD'[contains($string, 'bold')] selects the string iff $string
                                     contains 'bold'

  This is another way to write:

    if ( contains($string, 'bold') ) then 'BLD' else ()

  BTW, if I remember well, your template returns only one string.  If
it is the case, you can select only the first string to get the same

    <xsl:sequence select="
        ('BLD'[contains($string, 'bold')],
         'ITA'[contains($string, 'italic')])[1]"/>


Florent Georges

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