Re: [xsl] Looping over characters in a string

Subject: Re: [xsl] Looping over characters in a string
From: Jeni Tennison <mail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 07:54:03 +0100
Dan Diebolt wrote:
>>XML: <tag>value</tag>
>>HTML: XXXXXvalue
>>(5 X's, 1 for each character of 'value')
> You could also use translate(tag,'abc ... XYZ','XXX ... XXX')

One of those stunning insights that has you wondering what the hell
you were doing trying to loop in the first place.

Just to add to that - if you don't know what characters might be in
the tag element value (i.e. can't write a string that holds them all),
you could use the value itself as the first string, and use a *long*
list of Xs as the second string:

  translate(tag, tag, $lots-of-Xs)


Jeni Tennison

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