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Re: Selecting First Letter
Subject: Re: Selecting First Letter|
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 14:35:57 -0400
I should add -- the harder part is matching the correct text node.
In your case, assuming you want the character in bold to be the initial
character inside the p, at any level,
would do it, but you can see how horrible that is!
Not foolproof, but
would usually work (and would most probably perform better).
So today's XSLT Challenge is to write a better match for this problem.
At 01:54 PM 9/30/2003, I wrote:
XSLT 1.0 is not really a great string-processing language, which is what
you need here, but its string handling is good enough to manage this ...
you need the functions
XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
substring($string, $start, $length)
and maybe substring-after($string, $substring)
<xsl:variable name="initial" select="substring(.,1,1)">
should do it. (The rest would be an identity transform.)
At 01:33 PM 9/30/2003, you wrote:
I would like to be able to select the
first letter of the first text node
within a hierarchy, e.g., the "S" here:
<p><a href="...">Some</a> Text</p>
and create a new element with that letter
while keeping the rest of the structure
as is, e.g:
<p><a href="..."><b>S</b>ome</a> Text</p>
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