RE: substring for whole words.
Use the str:tokenize extension (www.exslt.org, or natively available in some processors), and select the first five tokens. Michael Kay Software AG home: Michael.H.Kay@xxxxxxxxxxxx work: Michael.Kay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx > -----Original Message----- > From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of > James Cummings > Sent: 10 March 2003 12:48 > To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: substring for whole words. > > > > I'm sure I'm just missing something obvious, but how do I get > substring-before() or substring() to not split something in > the middle of a word. What I mean is, given an xml snippet of: > > <foo> > <wibble>This is only a test but it is a really really long > one</wibble> <wibble>This is a different test, right.</wibble> </foo> > > How do I produce: > <ul> > <li>This is only a test</li> > <li>This is a different test</li> > </ul> > > I.e. Take the first five words as delimited by the > whitespace? Any Hints? > > Many Thanks, > James Cummings > > > -- > Dr James Cummings, James.Cummings@xxxxxxxxx, > http://www.uea.ac.uk/~q503 Cursus Project, > School of Music, > University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, UK > Tel:(01603)593-595 > > > > XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list > XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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