Re: [xsl] Getting a list of node Text()

Subject: Re: [xsl] Getting a list of node Text()
From: Nicholas Orr <nick@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 14:10:03 +1000

thanks for these, I'll investigate and see how I go.

In this case the data is coming out of a FileMaker database, so I've just got to hope that they improve the situation in the future. They're using the Xalan C++ implementation so anything like EXSLT or XSLT2 seems to be a way off unfortunately. Because I'm using the built in XSLT processor, I'm stuck with their choice until I program my own processing functions, and that's not likely to happen in the near future.

Thanks to all who helped out.


On 21/06/2007, at 12:56 AM, Abel Braaksma wrote:

Nicholas Orr wrote:

Yes, I agree. The source I have no control over, other than to submit error reports and hope for the best. It's coming out of an app where I don't control the output.

But having investigated this I came to the same conclusion, and I'll submit some reports about it and see what happens.

Nicholas, if you draw a blank on your error reports, i.e., if you *have* to remove the whitespace yourself, consider the following three options:

1. The FAQ entry: N8321.html#d11899e830
2. One of the two solutions below, which is rather straightforward, the second admittedly being a bit obfuscated while trying to minimize the code
3. XSLT 2 (convince your bosses to upgrade): replace($text, '\s*([^ \s]+)\s*', '$1')

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