Re: [xsl] Pattern Matching a sting value

Subject: Re: [xsl] Pattern Matching a sting value
From: scott gabelhart <swgabel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2004 11:24:06 -0500
Michael Kay wrote:

In this specific example I would think you could use

   substring-after($x, 'font-family'),

But of course what you really need is the regex handling offered by XSLT

Michael Kay

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Jim Fuller wrote:

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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


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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specifically I have a attribute that contains many values that I have to break apart and set to individual attribute values so
a string that contains "color:#FFFFF;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold;" I would need to select only the value begining after the : in font-family and ending with;before font-weight.

Do any of the string function above support the functionality I am looking for? Thanks for the tip on the contains function. Already using that function to determine if a attribute string value contains font-family in the first place.

- Scott

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your suggestion above worked perfectly. Thank you very much.

- Scott

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