RE: [xsl] Tokenize comma separated string in XSL

Subject: RE: [xsl] Tokenize comma separated string in XSL
From: <Lalit.Chanchlani@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 17:09:40 +0530

I am using XSLT 1.0 In the XSL I get the comma separated string
ABC,DEF,GHI as a parameter which is set by a Java program.

The output XML should be:

   <Code value = "A">
  <Code value = "D">
  <Code value = "G">

Can you please give me an example on the recursive template using
substring-before and substring-after?


-----Original Message-----
From: Abel Braaksma []
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 4:50 PM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [xsl] Tokenize comma separated string in XSL

Lalit.Chanchlani@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have a comma-separated string like ABC,DEF,GHI which I want to
> tokenize and return to a template which retrieves separately its
> corresponding code from a XML input.
What version of XSLT are you using?

In XSLT 2, this is:

<xsl:for-each select="tokenize($your_input, ',')" >
    <Description value="{.}" />

In XSLT 1, use a recursive template call with substring-before and
substring-after to "walk" through the string.

> The output should be:
> <AllCodes>
>    <Code value = "A">
>       <Description="ABC">
your output is not valid XML and as such is not (easily) possible with
XSLT. I assume you meant something else?

-- Abel Braaksma

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