RE: Newbie question with XSL and functions

Subject: RE: Newbie question with XSL and functions
From: Linda van den Brink <lvdbrink@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 16:04:41 +0200
> I am new to using XSL and have a question.  I have a 
> conversion that I need
> to do over and over again on a certain type of data through-out my
> stylesheet.  I was wondering if there is a concept of a 
> function in XSL that
> I can pass in some text and get it back formatted in a 
> different way.  If
> there is, could I get sometype of example code segment or a 
> link of where I
> might be able to find something on-line.  The conversion I 
> need to do is to
> transform a decimal degrees value to a degrees:minutes:second format.

I'd probably create a named template like this: 
<xsl:template name="formattext">
do the transform here

And call this template whenever I needed it like this: 
<xsl:call-template name="formattext"/>

You could pass in the text you want to transform as a variable using

The exact code you would use for the transforming itself depends on the way
your input strings look and the output you want (and keep in mind that I
don't know what a decimal degrees value looks like), but a whole set of
string functions as well as the translate function is available within XSLT.
Have a look at them... 


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