RE: [xsl] Truncating output of a node

Subject: RE: [xsl] Truncating output of a node
From: "Michael Kay" <mhkay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 10:35:07 +0100
> I am trying to output the first n sentences of a node. I have
> tried using
> for-each with a conditional to stop output but have had no luck.
> Given the following XML fragment, what is the best way to
> output only the
> first n sentences? Note that the node has both text and child nodes.
Write a recursive template that takes the text and n as parameters; in this
if n>0, output the first sentence (using substring-before), then make a
recursive call on the the same template, passing the remaining text (using
substring-after) and n-1 as the parameters.

Mike Kay
Software AG

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