RE: [xsl] code review

Subject: RE: [xsl] code review
From: "Jim Fuller" <jim.fuller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 20:56:58 -0000
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> Theresa Devine
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> Subject: [xsl] code review

> I was wondering if ya'll might review my xslt and see if 
> there is a more efficient way of doing this transformation. 
> The part I have questions about is the search and replace.... 

You can also use the generic xslt template at EXSLT for str:replace
found at or perhaps its
preceding ancestor at Jeni Tennison's page on

w/o knowing if you have control over your xml data structure ( or seeing
it ) I cant really suggest much...

With your 3rd call-template you might have better joy using a matching
template on text() that does the global replace of ampersands and
special characters using translate() function...though u might also just
use some external process like HTML Tidy to achieve this type of

Your desire to replace text data ( ex. #accred# ) might be better served
by simply using an element as replacement; this is interesting approach
and something that the following article shows though in the context of
character representation

Basically u want to have a token in your markup, why not use xml as the
token instead of locking it up in some text format...though maybe u want
to also have some other non xml find and process such tokens...not sure.

gl, Jim Fuller

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