Re: Re: [xsl] Create word elements from a string

Subject: Re: Re: [xsl] Create word elements from a string
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 17:48:46 -0400

At 02:58 AM 10/29/2009, you wrote:
Thanks for the help. I was able to get something working in XSL 1.0
using what you all provided. Although I think it's time to switch to
2.0 with tokenize!

I did run into a problem with:

<xsl:when test="contains($str, ' ')">

The test always returns true even when I only have one word in the
text. I don't particularly understand why, but when I change it to
this, everything works fine:

<xsl:when test="contains(normalize-space($str), ' ')">

Why does it return true when normalize-space is not there? I would
think with only one word, there wouldn't be any spaces.

Single words can, of course, be preceded or followed by spaces, and remain single words. Could this have been the case?

normalize-space() will strip leading and trailing whitespace, as well as collapsing runs of spaces within a string.


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