[xsl] Formatting Text Output

Subject: [xsl] Formatting Text Output
From: "Varley, Roger" <Roger.Varley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 17:11:22 -0000

I have a requirement that involves incoming customer Purchase Orders in xml
format and I need to extract the relevant data and output that information in
a text file. The item code, description and order quantity need to appear in
columns aligned with the colomn headings. I've got it all working and I'm
seperating the columns with <xsl:text>&#09;....&#09;</xsl:text> to obtain the
required spacing.

The problem that I've got is that the product description is variable length
and therefore the number of &#09; characters that need inserting to line up
the following colomns depends upon the length of the description - and I can't
find any sort of length() function. Any suggestions how I go about this?


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