RE: [xsl] Replacing specific acronyms in output

Subject: RE: [xsl] Replacing specific acronyms in output
From: Jarno.Elovirta@xxxxxxxxx
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 10:42:10 +0200

> I also have an XML list of acronyms used throughout my journal,
> formatted thus:
> <acronyms>
>   <acronym acronym="CSS">Cascading Style Sheet</acronym> 
>   <acronym acronym="CGI">Common Gateway Interface (web scripting
> facility) or Computer-Generated Imagery (movie industry)</acronym>
>   ...
> </acronyms>
> I wish to be able to automatically replace any occurrence of 
> an acronym
> in the XHTML output with the appropriate XHTML <acronym 
> title="Cascading
> Style Sheet">CSS</acronym> tag.

This is normal search and replace, see the FAQ <>. It would make your life easier, though, if you marked up the arconyms in your source with the XHTML element "acronym" without the title and then just add the "title" attribute.

> I have thought about it and I can't think of any way to do this that
> wouldn't involve parsing my journal and on every single word of my
> journal, parsing every single acronym in my acronyms list - thus for
> every word in my journal my entire acronym list would be parsed -
> something I assume would be highly inefficient.

Depends how many times a second the transformation needs to be done, it might be ineffient, but in that case you might want to think about caching the transformation results.


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