Re: [xsl] Returning HTML tags from a function not working

Subject: Re: [xsl] Returning HTML tags from a function not working
From: Agnisys <agnisys@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2006 06:42:14 -0800 (PST)
Hi David,
  I guess I have caused more confusion by showing my code!
  All I want to do is output any tags inside the "doc" as they are, and replace newlines with <br

So input is :
  This is a <b>Test</b>
Output should be :
  This is a <b>Test</b><br />

I understand now that in my code when I pass the "doc" node to my function, it doesn't even see
the <b> tags.

Any pointers would be appreciated.

--- David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> what are you passing as the input to this function?
> your parameter is called docnode, but you can not be passing teh
> document node as it is typed as element()* and document nodes are
> necessarily not elements.
> If $docnode is empty, you return nothing, and if it is non empty
> you pass it to xsl:analyze-string whic as it's name implies expects a
> string as its select expression not a sequence of elements.
> So if you have nore than one element in $docnode you will get an error
> and if there is just one element in $docnode you will analyze teh string
> value of that element (ie just take all the character data, ignoring any
> elements).
> Note that XSLT has _no_ access to the tags in an input document, they
> are all resolved by an XML parser before XSLT starts.
> I suspect you want to start with an identity transform then add a
> template
> <xsl:template match="text()">
>     <xsl:analyze-string  select="." regex="\n">
>        <xsl:matching-substring><br /></xsl:matching-substring>
>        <xsl:non-matching-substring>
>          <xsl:value-of select="normalize-space(.)"/>
>        </xsl:non-matching-substring>
>      </xsl:analyze-string> 
> </xsl:template>
> David
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