RE: [xsl] String Manipulation - Distinguishing alphas and numeric s in a string

Subject: RE: [xsl] String Manipulation - Distinguishing alphas and numeric s in a string
From: "TEA Lanham, Kevin" <Klanham@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 16:16:52 -0600

Thanks! That worked. Here's the result...

XML ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
<para>The completion chemical is <chemical>H2OClF3H4</chemical> for this

XSL ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
<xsl:template match="chemical">
   <xsl:variable name="this_chemical" select="."/>
   <xsl:call-template name="chemical_formater">
     <xsl:with-param name="formula" select="."/>

<xsl:template name="chemical_formater">
   <xsl:param name="formula"/>
   <xsl:variable name="each_char" select="substring($formula,1,1)"/>
     <xsl:when test="$each_char='1' or $each_char='2' or $each_char='3' or
$each_char='4' or $each_char='5' or $each_char='6' or $each_char='7' or
$each_char='8' or $each_char='9' or $each_char='0'">
		<fo:inline baseline-shift="sub" font-size="75%">
		   <xsl:value-of select="$each_char"/>
		<fo:inline baseline-shift="normal">
		   <xsl:value-of select="$each_char"/>
   <xsl:if test="substring-after($formula,$each_char)!=''">
	   <xsl:call-template name="chemical_formater">
		 <xsl:with-param name="formula">

XSL-FO ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
The completion chemical is 
                  <fo:inline baseline-shift="normal">H</fo:inline>
                  <fo:inline baseline-shift="sub"
                  <fo:inline baseline-shift="normal">O</fo:inline>
                  <fo:inline baseline-shift="normal">C</fo:inline>
                  <fo:inline baseline-shift="normal">l</fo:inline>
                  <fo:inline baseline-shift="normal">F</fo:inline>
                  <fo:inline baseline-shift="sub"
                  <fo:inline baseline-shift="normal">H</fo:inline>
                  <fo:inline baseline-shift="sub"
 for this test.</fo:block>

I appreciate the push through the mental block! On to the next challenge.


-----Original Message-----
From: Conal Tuohy [mailto:conalt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 5:08 PM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [xsl] String Manipulation - Distinguishing alphas and
numerics in a string

You need to write a template with a name attribute, and call it to process
the string. Pass the string to it as a parameter. This template would handle
the first part of the string, then if there's any string remaining, it
should call itself, passing itself the remainder of the string.

Kevin wrote:

> Does anyone know how to do this? (the chemistry is not the
> issue, I realize
> this is a bogus combination)
> XML source:
> <para>candybars are made of <chemical>H20ClF3</chemical>.</para>
> XSL needed?????
> <xsl:template match="chemical">
>   <xsl:variable name="this_chemical" select="."/>
> <!-- This is the part I'm stuck on. How do I process the string? The
> translate function only wants to replace something. How do I
> walk through
> the string and wrap each number with the FO for subscript? -->
> </xsl:template>
> XSL-FO desired:
> <fo:block>water is made of H<fo:inline baseline-shift="sub"
> >2</fo:inline>OClF<fo:inline baseline-shift="sub"
> >3</fo:inline>.</fo:block>

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