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Re: xsl--accessing a speciic part of a string

Subject: Re: xsl--accessing a speciic part of a string
From: "Dimitre Novatchev" <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 14:25:08 +0200
xsl entrydata textlist
"james walker" <jameswalkerandy@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> When in template match=prod, I wanted to pull out the value "wanted text"
> which will change according to what prod its under. However, the structure
> of the <text> tags under some <prod> elements are different:
> The first example, i need to select the value of "wanted text" within
> <prod position="1.1.1">
> <entrydata columnnumber="6">
> <text>wanted text - cp1</text></entrydata>
> </prod>
> The second example, i need to select "wanted text" from the first text tag
> within prod:
> <prod position="1.1.1">
> <entrydata columnnumber="6">
> <textlist><text>wanted text - cp1</text><text>wanted text
> -cp2</text></textlist></entrydata>
> </prod>
> is their one select statement that could cater for either of these
> situations?? I assume to remove "-cp1" i need to use the string function
> substring before? There will be instances when "wanted text" may have a
> hyphen in anyway.


  substring-before(descendant::text[1], '-')


Dimitre Novatchev.
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