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Subject: Re: limit a string to a certain word count
From: "Matthew Pease" <mpease@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 17:17:11 -0700
Re:  limit a string to a certain word count
I am using java to do these transforms.

Not sure if it supports 1 or 2, but I noticed that my XSL has the
following XML header:

<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" version="1.0">

What is the 2.0 equivilant? Just:

<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" version="2.0">


Thanks again-

       TransformerFactory transformFactory = TransformerFactory.newInstance();
       // Get params from URL.
       Transformer transformer = null;
       StreamSource xmlSource = null;
		StreamSource xslSource = null;
       // Get the XML input document.
       if (xmlReader != null )
           xmlSource = new StreamSource(xmlReader);
		// Get the stylesheet.
       if (xslReader != null )
           xslSource = new StreamSource(xslReader);

		System.out.println("  xslSource = "+xslSource);
		System.out.println("  xmlSource = "+xmlSource);
       if (xmlSource != null) // We have an XML input document.
           if (xslSource == null) // If no stylesheet, look for PI in
XML input document.
			    System.out.println("stylesheet was null, getting associated stylesheet");
    	        String media= null;
			    String title = null;
			    String charset = null;
               xslSource = (StreamSource)
transformFactory.getAssociatedStylesheet(xmlSource, media, title,
			if (xslSource != null) // Now do we have a stylesheet?
			    System.out.println("Creating transformer from xsl source");
               transformer = transformFactory.newTransformer(xslSource);
               // setParameters(transformer, request); // Set
stylesheet params.
               // Perform the transformation.
			    System.out.println("doing transform and outputting to writer");
				transformer.setOutputProperty(OutputKeys.ENCODING, "UTF-8");
               transformer.transform(xmlSource, new StreamResult(out));
           } else {
               out.write("Missing stylesheet");
	    } else {
           out.write("Missing XML input document");
		catch (Exception e)
           e.printStackTrace(new PrintWriter(out));

On 3/13/07, Kamal Bhatt <kbhatt@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Michael Kay wrote:
> You mean, truncate it to a certain number of words?
> In XSLT 2.0, that's
> tokenize($in, '\W')[position() = 1 to $n]
> where $in is your input string and $n is the number of words.
> It's a fair bit harder in XSLT 1.0 (most things are).
Depends if your 1.0 parser supports str:tokenize (a EXSLT function). If
it does, then it not a "fair bit harder" but it will be "a wee bit
harder" :)

See here:


I think Xalan supports this function if you are using it.

Kamal Bhatt

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