Re: [xsl] XPath 2.0: string to sequence of characters

Subject: Re: [xsl] XPath 2.0: string to sequence of characters
From: "Dimitre Novatchev" <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2007 18:11:14 -0800
On 2/2/07, Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > With XPath 2.0, what is the easiest way to split a string > into a sequence of strings of length one e.g. > "Kibology" into ("K", "i", "b", "o", "l", "o", "g", "y") I > came up with e.g. > for $index in 1 to string-length("Kibology") > return substring("Kibology", $index, 1) but wonder > whether there is a shorter/easier way. >

It's not especially pretty, but I would tend to do

for $i in string-to-codepoints($in) return codepoints-to-string($i)

Or using FXSL:

f:map(f:codepoints-to-string(), string-to-codepoints('Therese'))

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