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RE: Escaping quotes in XPath expressions

Subject: RE: Escaping quotes in XPath expressions
From: "Michael Kay" <mhk@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2003 13:48:11 -0000
xpath quote
<xsl:variable name="quot">"</xsl:variable>
<xsl:variable name="apos">'</xsl:variable>
<xsl:value-of select="translate(., $quot, $apos)"/>

Michael Kay

> -----Original Message-----
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> yguaba@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: 15 November 2003 12:55
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> 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 (&quot;) inside the search and replace strings won't 
> work either.
> But I just feel there must be a way to do this...
> Thanks,
> Erik
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