Re: [xsl] Does 'Lec?ur' occur in $text? Do you have a multi-fa ctor XPath solution?

Subject: Re: [xsl] Does 'Lec?ur' occur in $text? Do you have a multi-fa ctor XPath solution?
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:17:10 -0500
At 2013-01-18 22:12 +0000, Costello, Roger L. wrote:
I want to determine if 'Lecur' occurs in $text.

A naove solution is this XPath expression:

contains($text, 'Lecur')

However, that does not take into account many important factors:

1. Perhaps 'Lecur' occurs, but in $text it is in uppercase

Use lower-case() or upper-case() on both operands.

2. Perhaps instead of the '' ligature, $text uses 'oe'

Use normalize-unicode() on both operands.

3. Perhaps in $text 'Lecur' is split over two lines and thus is hyphenated

Use translate() to remove any hyphens.

4. Perhaps 'Lecur' is slightly misspelled in
$text and therefore requires fuzzy matching

I can't help you there, sorry.

And there are many other important factors.

Not sure what you are thinking of there.

Do you have an XPath solution to this problem
that takes into account the many important factors?

A nested combination of the above function calls. Left as an exercise for the reader.

I hope this helps.

. . . . . . . Ken

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