[xsl] Re: removing - ' - Is it possible?

Subject: [xsl] Re: removing - ' - Is it possible?
From: "Dimitre Novatchev" <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 11:28:27 +0200
> This MUST be possible...the case is HOW?

Like this:

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
 <xsl:output method="text"/>

  <xsl:variable name="Q">'</xsl:variable>
  <xsl:variable name="str">a'b'c'd</xsl:variable>

  <xsl:template match="/">
    <xsl:value-of select="translate($str, $Q, '')"/>

When this transformation is applied on any source.xml (not used) the wanted
result is produced:


Dimitre Novatchev.
http://fxsl.sourceforge.net/ -- the home of FXSL

"Yago Alvarado" <Yago.Alvarado@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> Hi list!
>    I wanted to remove all the apostrophes ' from a string.
>    My first idea was using the translate function... i.e.
> <xsl:value-of select='translate(@mystring,''','')'/>
> Unfortunately this didn't work, I get the error.
> ERROR: Required white space was missing.
> So I thought that maybe using different quotes I would be able to achieve
> the result I was after, so I tried:
> <xsl:value-of select='translate(@mystring,"'","")'/> and I got the same
> error as before.
> <xsl:value-of select="translate(@mystring,''','')"/> ERROR: Description:
> Expected token ')' found 'STRING'.
> At this point I thought...well, let's try using the unicode number rather
> than the symbol...
> so I tried
> <xsl:value-of select="translate(@mystring,'&#x27;','')"/> ERROR:
> Description: Expected token ')' found 'STRING'.
> I tried a few more variations with the same frustraiting result...
> At this point I had to accept the fact that ... this is *probably* not the
> way to achive what I want...
> so after a quick search in the faq and the archives I decided to ask to
> list and see if anyone has
> faced a similar situation in the past...
> This MUST be possible...the case is HOW?
> Regards,
> Yago Alvarado
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