RE: Escaping quotes in XPath expressions
<xsl:variable name="quot">"</xsl:variable> <xsl:variable name="apos">'</xsl:variable> <xsl:value-of select="translate(., $quot, $apos)"/> Michael Kay > -----Original Message----- > From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of > yguaba@xxxxxxxxxxxx > Sent: 15 November 2003 12:55 > To: XSL-List@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: Escaping quotes in XPath expressions > > > Hello all, > > Can anyone please tell me how I can escape a single-quote in > an XPath expression > such as the one below? > > <xsl:value-of select="translate(normalize-space(.), 'x', 'y')"/> > > If I use 'x' and 'y' as the search and replace arguments, > everything works well. But I > need to search for single-quotes and replace them with > backslash + single-quote. In > other words, my XPath expression would look something like this: > > translate(normalize-space(.), ''', '\'') > > Except, of course, that I can't use a single-quote > (character) between two single-quotes > (string delimiters). Backslashes don't escape anything, of > course, and using XML > entities (") inside the search and replace strings won't > work either. > > But I just feel there must be a way to do this... > > Thanks, > > Erik > > 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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