[xsl] Re: Reverse Tokens Template

Subject: [xsl] Re: Reverse Tokens Template
From: "Dimitre Novatchev" <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 20:25:10 +0200
Hi Stephen,

This is a really easy task. Using FXSL one would write the following:

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"

 <xsl:import href="strSplit-to-Words.xsl"/>

 <xsl:output method="text"/>

  <xsl:template match="/">
    <xsl:variable name="vrtfWords">
      <xsl:call-template name="str-split-to-words">
        <xsl:with-param name="pStr" select="/*"/>
        <xsl:with-param name="pDelimiters" select="' ,.;&#9;&#10;'"/>

    <xsl:for-each select="vendor:node-set($vrtfWords)/word">
      <xsl:sort select="position()" order="descending" data-type="number"/>
      <xsl:value-of select="."/>
      <xsl:if test="position() != last()">
        <xsl:text> </xsl:text>


When applied on this source.xml:

<t>Hello world</t>

the desired result is produced:

world Hello

Hope this helped.


Dimitre Novatchev.
http://fxsl.sourceforge.net/ -- the home of FXSL

"Greene, Stephen" <Stephen.Greene@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Hi,
> I have been trying to modify (un-sucessfully) Dimitre Novatchev's template
> to reverse the order of "words" in a string (words being character
> substrings seperated by a space character). Such that the string "hello
> world" would become "world hello".
> I was wondering if anyone would be able to offer any hints on how to
> accomplish this.
> I have tried modifying the template but as the word length is variable,
> the words need to go back into a string, and not be output) I have been
> unsuccessful in concatenating the string after removing one word at a
> If this is not possible, is there a way in which I could remove one word
> a time from the end of the string?
> (in a substring-before($theString, ' ') like way) Instead of the
> I thank you for your time and for your help,
> Regards,
> Stephen Greene
> National Research Council of Canada
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