Re: [xsl] Using HTML tags

Subject: Re: [xsl] Using HTML tags
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 14:13:15 GMT
> encode the previous string as
>     <description>Some &lt;b&gt;description&lt;/b&gt;</description>

why couldn't that be encoded with elements
> encode the previous string as

     <description>Some <b>description</b></description>

in which case you would be in much better position.

You can do it in xslt but string handling is _not_ XSLT's strong point,
if you want to handle the string representaion of an XMl documentation,
rather tahn a tree representation, you would be better of using a
language of regular expressions, such as perl.

However you can get what you want in this case by

<xsl_value-of select="substring-before(.,'&lt;b&gt;')"/>
<xsl_value-of select="substring-before(substring-after(.,'&lt;b&gt;'),'&lt;/b&gt;')"/>

but doing this in general is rather hard in XSLT.

there are other possibilities including
<xsl:value of disable-output-encoding="yes" select="."/>
but d-o-e is never to be recommended, and will not work in all


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