Re: [xsl] Removing pseudo-markup via xslt?

Subject: Re: [xsl] Removing pseudo-markup via xslt?
From: Ragulf Pickaxe <ragulf.pickaxe@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2005 12:14:10 +0100
> I'm getting those messages in XML format, and I need xslt to just strip
> out all of the pseudo-markup tags.  Anything between square brackets
> (and including the square brackets) should just be removed.
> Sample input:
> <?xml version="1.0"?>
> <root>
> <text>[b]Bold[/b] [red][i]red italics[/i][/red]</text>
> </root>
> Desired output:
> Bold red italics
> Unforunately, I'm stuck with msxml 6.0, which I believe does not support
> the replace() function.  That would be too easy.

Hi Brooks,

You can do one of several things:
a) Make a recursive solution, using substring-before(....,'[') and
substring-after(.....,']') to get the desired text.
b) Make an extension function, that makes a replace.
c) Look to other sources for extension: EXSLT, FXSL or others.

Ragulf Pickaxe :-)

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