RE: [xsl] Apostrophe escaping in contains().

Subject: RE: [xsl] Apostrophe escaping in contains().
From: "Martinez, Brian" <brian.martinez@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 10:34:07 -0700
> From: Ben Trafford [mailto:ben@xxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 10:09 AM
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [xsl] Apostrophe escaping in contains().
> 	Hi!
> 	I'm trying to get a test using contains() to look for 
> an apostrophe. My 
> XSLT processor (Saxon) keeps telling me that I need 
> whitespace between 
> attributes.
> 	The fragment I'm working with looks like this:
> <xsl:when test="contains($text, '"&apos;"')> some stuff </xsl:when>

You're missing a double quote to close the attribute value, for one.

The other problem is that you're using double quotes to delimit the
attribute value itself, so you can't use them within function arguments.
You also can't do

test="contains($text, '&apos;')"

because this is parsed as test="contains($text, ''')"

If you use single quotes for the value of the test attribute, you can write:

<xsl:when test='contains($text, "&apos;")'> some stuff </xsl:when>


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