Re: [xsl] searching and replacing

Subject: Re: [xsl] searching and replacing
From: Mike Brown <mike@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 14:56:57 -0600 (MDT)
normbishop1@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> I don't have <sub> as a node in the document.  What I have is & lt; sup & 
> gt; (separated with a space to avoid the email system to convert it to 
> <sub>). 

OK. There's no better way, except to redesign your XML so that you don't have 
pseudo-markup embedded in the text content. There's an equally kludgy and 
slightly less reliable way, using disable-output-escaping, but I won't go into 

Either way, you're trying to do something that XSLT isn't really designed to
handle. You are trying to parse the text in a text node as if its
pseudo-markup substrings were in fact markup. You basically want to
re-implement an XML parser using XSLT. I would look into shifting the burden 
of dealing with this to whoever is feeding you the XML. Make them give you 
something that you can work with more easily.

   - Mike
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