Re: [xsl] XSL - parsing a delimited string (URL)

Subject: Re: [xsl] XSL - parsing a delimited string (URL)
From: Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 18:31:25 +0000
How do I tokenize the string so that I can get only that first occurrence?

I have the following, but it's not so great:

<xsl:template name="SplitAttachments">
  <xsl:param name="str"/>
    <xsl:when test="contains($str,';#')">
    <xsl:variable name="attachmentUrl" select="substring-before($str,';#')"/>
    <xsl:if test="string-length($attachmentUrl) != 0">
     <a href="{$attachmentUrl}"></a>
    <xsl:call-template name="SplitAttachments">
     <xsl:with-param name="str" select="substring-after($str,';#')" />
   <xsl:otherwise>  </xsl:otherwise>

With XSLT 1.0, a recursive template like this is the recommended solution.

With XSLT 2.0, just use the tokenize() function.

Michael Kay

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