Removing pseudo-markup via xslt?
First, I apologize if this is a FAQ. I've googled and looked at the list archives, and while I can find plenty of "string replace" questions and answers, I haven't found a "faux regex" answer. I have an application that uses vBulletin-style markup; essentially a pared down version of html using square brackeres. [b]test[/b] is bold, etc. I'm getting those messages in XML format, and I need xslt to just strip out all of the pseudo-markup tags. Anything between square brackets (and including the square brackets) should just be removed. Sample input: <?xml version="1.0"?> <root> <text>[b]Bold[/b] [red][i]red italics[/i][/red]</text> </root> Desired output: Bold red italics Unforunately, I'm stuck with msxml 6.0, which I believe does not support the replace() function. That would be too easy. Is there any reasonable way to accomplish this? The other alternative is instantiating a regex engine in the database that's providing the results, but that's a pretty ugly solution. I'd really rather do it in the xslt, and then just update that if/when ms starts supporting replace(). Thanks -Brooks
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