Re: [xsl] finding a bracket: "{"

Subject: Re: [xsl] finding a bracket: "{"
From: Oliver Becker <obecker@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 18:10:41 +0200 (MET DST)
> I've got the following Element:
> <Name>feeding{3adff2455fdd}</Name>
> The "{" is not at a fixed position.
> Now how do I get the part of the string before "{" with XSLT? 
> I've tried  using the substring-before(.,'{') function, but it doesn't work, 
> because "{" is sort of a control character. I've also tried writing "{" as hex 
> value and as CDATA in the substring-before() function, but it still doesn't 
> work.

May I ask which processor you're using?
The following

<xsl:template match="Name">
   <element att="{substring-before(.,'{')}">
      <xsl:value-of select="substring-before(.,'{')" />

works without problems with xt, saxon, oracle and xalan.


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