[xsl] Re: Advice for splitting text

Subject: [xsl] Re: Advice for splitting text
From: "Dimitre Novatchev" <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 17:18:11 +0100
"Karl J. Stubsjoen" <karl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> [Dmitre Said]
> >Then the two text nodes already exist and do not need to be "split". When
> >formatting:breakArticle is the current node they will be selected like
> this:
> >      ../text()[1]
> >and
> >    ../text(2)
> >Of course, in the xml document there must be a namespace declaration
> binding
> >the "formatting" prefix. A prefix, bound to the same namespace-uri will
> >convenient to use in the xslt code.
> I'm not sure if this makes a difference, but my special
> <formatting:breaknews> element is found within attribute value.

It makes tremendous difference -- the XPath 1.0 and 2.0 data model do not
allow attributes to have children. Therefore, an element cannot be "found
within attribute value".

> So I'm
> having difficulties using the text() function.

These difficulties are a natural consequence from the fact that an element
cannot be "found within attribute value".

Simply return to the structure of the xml document you provided in your
first message in this thread.


Dimitre Novatchev.
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