Re: [xsl] How to select for ' in XPATH?

Subject: Re: [xsl] How to select for ' in XPATH?
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 12:28:41 +0100
> Is there an xpath expression for matching a string containing N &apos;
> and N &quot; characters alternating without the need to have a concat
> of 2*N parameters?

an xpath2 string literal can contain both ' and " but while an xpath1
string value can contain both types of quote, an xpath1 string literal
can only contain one type of quote, the other needed to surround the
literal value. So you need to do something, but it doesn't have to be
a big concat if you don't like that, for example


is an xpath1 expression that produces a string of 10 ' followed by 10 "

In xpath2 it could be written as


which might, or might not, be clearer, depending on your eyesight:-)


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