Re: [xsl] Testing if a string begins with numeric in XSL 1.0

Subject: Re: [xsl] Testing if a string begins with numeric in XSL 1.0
From: Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 06:24:02 -0700
In addition to the good advice already received, if wewant to get the
starting number (not only the starting digit) within a string $s, one
way to express this with a single XPath expression is:

substring-before(translate(concat($s,'X'), translate($s, '0123456789',
''), 'X'), 'X')

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On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 1:28 AM, Adrian Stringer
<adrian.stringer@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> Is this the correct/best way to test whether a string begins with a digit in
XSL 1.0?
> B  B <xsl:when test="string(number(substring($input-name, 1, 1))) !=
> I guess using a regular expression in XSL 2.0 would be the best approach,
but unfortunately I'm constrained to using MSXSL and hence XSL 1.0 at the
> Thanks,
> Ade
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