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RE: newbie question about strings and XPath expression

Subject: RE: newbie question about strings and XPath expressions
From: "Michael Kay" <mhk@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 22:05:43 +0100
xsl string to xpath
> Hello Jarno, thanks a lot for your quick response, I will try 
> this right away. Why wouldn't the stylesheet work on XSLT 2? 

It compares a string with a number [substring-before(., '.') > 6]. XSLT
2 requires you to be explicit about whether you want a string
(alphabetic) comparison or a numeric comparison: you either have to
convert the string to a number, or the number to a string.

Michael Kay


> I'm not aware of the new specification... I'll keep you 
> posted, again, thanks lizet Mensaje citado por 
> Jarno.Elovirta@xxxxxxxxx:
> 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > > For example, this is part of the xhtml input:
> > > <p>
> > > Items: <br/>
> > > 1.- The first item <br/>
> > > 2.- The second item <br/>
> > > ...
> > > n.- The n item <br/>
> > > </p>
> > > 
> > > This is how the corresponding xml output should look like; <Items>
> > >   <Item>1.- The first item</Item>
> > >   <Item>2.- The second item</Item>
> > >   ...
> > >   <Item>n.- The n item</Item>
> > > </Items>
> > 
> > In you previous post you had a positional predicate to process only 
> > the items of position 7 and greather. Would
> > 
> >   <xsl:template match="p[starts-with(normalize-space(), 'Items:')]">
> >     <Items>
> >       <xsl:for-each select="text()[substring-before(., '.') > 6]">
> >         <Item>
> >           <xsl:value-of select="normalize-space(.)"/>
> >         </Item>
> >       </xsl:for-each>
> >     </Items>
> >   </xsl:template>
> > 
> > fill your requirement? (Sigh, yet another stylesheet that would not 
> > work as XSLT 2.)
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > 
> > Jarno - Suicide Commando: Desire (Wumpscut mix)
> > 
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> > 
> 
> 
> 
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