Re: [xsl] Generic Element to Attribute String Conversion

Subject: Re: [xsl] Generic Element to Attribute String Conversion
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2005 14:43:35 -0500

At 02:40 PM 2/4/2005, you wrote:
Your question has a simple answer, but it also contains a possible "gotcha" that is potentially very important.

I think I know what you're talking about and I think this software includes an extension function I can use to access nodes by path even if it isn't allowed by XSL.

Yes, Saxon has a saxon:evaluate() extension for this (given an arbitrary string, evaluate as XPath), and other processors may have their own versions.

and then spliced together, this is most easily achieved by a recursive string-chopping template (or possibly by string-replacement functionality in XSLT 2.0).

I can't use XSL 2 yet. I will search for recursive string-chopping; my last search didn't find that.

Try recursive templates, string replacement: "string-chopping" is just the way I described it (though you might get lucky).

The FAQ has a section on "General String Replace": see


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