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Re: Rephrasing the problem [was Re: Second try: Search

Subject: Re: Rephrasing the problem [was Re: Second try: Search and replace many strings that may not be present in target
From: Zack Brown <zbrown@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 17:51:25 -0700
rephrasing
On Tue, May 21, 2002 at 07:04:47PM -0400, Wendell Piez wrote:
> I agree with Stuart that this is only an XSLTish problem at a stretch. 
> Partly because it's designed to be side-effect-free and not depend on a 
> particular processing order, XSLT has trouble with such notions as "the 
> first time a string occurs in the document, in any <p> element". It can be 
> done but it involves some pretty creative twisting-and-turning. As Greg is 
> kindly showing. :->

Well how about this: suppose the problem were redefined so that instead
of matching only the first occurrence, the recipe could match all
occurrences within a given <section> (including within text found in
<p>s and other tags within that <section>)?

Does that simplify the problem?

Be well,
Zack

> 
> Regards,
> Wendell
> 
> 
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