[xsl] Tokenizing nodes instead of strings

Subject: [xsl] Tokenizing nodes instead of strings
From: Greg Martel <gregm@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 11:26:01 -0500
a.) Can the Saxon or Xalan function "tokenize" be used to break up something larger than a string? Basically, can it split a *Node* in two, as opposed to a string, like maybe around a linebreak character.

b) If "tokenize" can be used in this way, can you use Xpath to find and process the new pieces of the old node in separate ways.

(In my stylesheet which is heavily push-oriented, I am trying to get XSL to recognize the difference between the the first paragraph and any subsequent paragraphs within a Cell element, processing each paragraph separately and in a different way from the first paragraph. Each Cell element is actually a collection of separate strings of Text elements and inline style elements--and so is each paragraph for that matter. I need some way to "Tokenize" the Uber-element Cell into 2 smaller "Cells" and then select them based on whether they are in the first position or not--and I am just not sure how to do it. Am I missing something obvious? Any help would be greatly appreciated.)


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