> To "tokenize" is that to say I am going to split the string up by > spaces, or other delimiters? So then, I could recursively call a > template which returns a value of nothing but passes back the > substring value of supplied string after each space until which time I > find an @ at this point I stop recursing and pass back the value. (i > think that makes sense, and I think I can write that!) Yes, please just google for "XSLT tokenize" > > I am using XSLT 1 with microsoft's msxml parser so exslt is > not available to me. Not so: see http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnxml/html/ practexslt.asp Michael Kay http://www.saxonica.com/ > > > On 5/30/05, Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > What is the best way to retrieve the email from the > following text: > > > > > > > > > Mr. Joseph Smith Jr. III jsmithjr@xxxxxxxx "J Jr." > > > -or it might be- > > > Joe jsmithjr@xxxxxxxx > > > > > > > Assuming you're using XSLT 1.0, use any of the standard > ways of tokenizing a > > string (e.g. exslt's str:tokenize(), or a recursive > template) and then take > > the first token that contains an "@". > > > > Michael Kay > > http://www.saxonica.com/
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