[xsl] first question to the list: contains

Subject: [xsl] first question to the list: contains
From: "Jared Stein" <STEINJA@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2007 16:22:55 -0600
Hi folks, I'm pretty new to XSL, at least to using it seriously for
projects, and I've hit a snag that I can't seem to figure out. It's
probably pretty simple, but I'm not 100% clear on how escaping works in

Basically we've got some decimal unicode Japanese characters in our XML
file, e.g. &#12360;.  I need to test for these inside of an element so I
can add a CLASS attribute to the DIV that will contain them. I'm
confident there are no other unicode elements in the document, and so I
tried to do something as simple as this:

<xsl:variable name="jpstr">

<xsl:if test="contains(wording,$jpstr)">
	<xsl:attribute name="class">
		<xsl:text>fs front jpns</xsl:text>

If I change $jpstr's value to normal letters it works just fine, but
for some reason I can't get it to detect  either &# or &amp;&#35;.  Any
help is greatly appreciated.

Jared Stein

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