[xsl] analyze-string regex

Subject: [xsl] analyze-string regex
From: "Rushforth, Peter" <Peter.Rushforth@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:30:15 +0000

I am trying to use xsl:analyze-string to process a json response, the model of
which is fixed.

The target environment is saxon-ce, but I am using oxygen to get things

I was under the impression that the regex would perform multiple matches,
allowing me to generate a sequence of elements from a string containing
multiple objects that I match.  If that is true (the spec says it should be, I
think), then my regex is faulty.  Could you offer any suggestions about the
following, please?

When I use dot-all mode (@flags="s"), I get a single <option> corresponding to
the last object in the array.  When no flags, an empty sequence.  Any
suggestions appreciated.

My objective is to generate a sequence of <option> elements matching the json


<xsl:stylesheet version="2.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform";
xmlns:ex="http://example.org/namespace"; exclude-result-prefixes="ex">
  <xsl:output method="xml" omit-xml-declaration="yes"/>
  <xsl:template match="json">
      <xsl:copy-of select="ex:json2Options(.)"/>
  <xsl:function name="ex:json2Options">
    <xsl:param name="json"/><!--           1       2                   3
4                              5                       6               7
8            9              -->
    <xsl:variable name="regexps"
    <xsl:analyze-string select="$json" regex="{$regexps}">
        <xsl:element name="option">
          <xsl:attribute name="data-title"
          <xsl:attribute name="data-qualifier" select="regex-group(5)"/>
          <xsl:attribute name="data-type" select="regex-group(7)"/>
          <xsl:attribute name="data-geometry" select="regex-group(9)"/>
          <xsl:value-of select="regex-group(3)"/>

Input document:

    "title": "Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario (Unincorporated area)",
    "qualifier": "LOCATION",
    "type": "Geoname",
    "bbox": [-75.6903367156744, 45.373570070138, -75.6524412843256,
    "geometry": {"type":"Point","coordinates":[-75.671387,45.400555]}
    "title": "Ottawa, Carleton; Russell, Ontario (City)",
    "qualifier": "LOCATION",
    "type": "Geoname",
    "bbox": [-76.3555857, 44.9617738, -75.2465783, 45.5376514],
    "geometry": {"type":"Point","coordinates":[-75.58429,45.333389]}
    "title": "031G OTTAWA",
    "qualifier": "LOCATION",
    "type": "NTS",
    "bbox": [-76.0, 45.0, -74.0, 46.0],
    "geometry": {"type":"Point","coordinates":[-75,45.5]}

Cheers, and thanks,
Peter Rushforth

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