RE: [xsl] Pattern Matching a sting value

Subject: RE: [xsl] Pattern Matching a sting value
From: "Jim Fuller" <jim.fuller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2004 01:32:30 -0000
> [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
> scott gabelhart
> Sent: 06 February 2004 01:14
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> Subject: [xsl] Pattern Matching a sting value

> How in XSLT 1.0 do you interogate a specific portion of a string?

> $stg = "font:...;font-family:Arial;color:#FFFFF;...."
> I am only interested in the portion of this string that 
> contains Arial.

Not sure what interested means, if you want to test for the existance
use the boolean contains() function;

	contains($stg,'Arial') would return true

Otherwise use the following string based functions

	string substring-before(string, string)
	string substring-after(string, string)
	string substring(string, number, number?)
	string concat(string, string, string*)
	number string-length(string?)

You might need these as well;

	string normalize-space(string?)
	string translate(string, string, string)

Check out here for specific techniques;

Otherwise if you want something with regular expressions or more
advanced string handling like replacing text check out

Gl, Jim Fuller

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