RE: grouping based on string but with child nodes
When we've looked at this kind of problem in the past, there have generally been two styles of solution: (a) convert the character-markup into XML-markup, then use structural grouping (b) convert the XML-markup into character-markup, then use xsl:analyze-string In this case (a) seems a better approach. First turn "||" into <newTitle/> elements using analyze-string, then do a group-starting-with="newTitle". Michael Kay http://www.saxonica.com/ > -----Original Message----- > From: James Cummings [mailto:cummings.james@xxxxxxxxx] > Sent: 13 October 2008 16:12 > To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: grouping based on string but with child nodes > > Hiya, > > I have some old EAD XML that I'm trying to convert to a > slightly better form and what I want to take is something like this: > > <unittitle> > <title>Calendarial rules. Prognostics. || Alcuin, > <emph render="italic">Quaestiones in Genesim</emph>. || > Glossaries. || <emph render="italic">Ps</emph>.-Cicero, > <emph render="italic">Synonyma ad Lucium > Veturium</emph>, with added Latin-Old English > glossaries extracted from the Grammar and Glossary of Flfric. > </title> > <!-- other elements --> > </unittitle> > > where several titles are grouped together into a single title > element and delineated by two vertical bars || and split this > into properly grouped elements without loss of the <emph> > elements. I'll be combining this with some other similarly > split up data (about time periods of the works) into a new > structure. So desired output (in a variable since I then > need to count them and create those other structures one for > each of these) something like: > > <unittitle> > <title>Calendarial rules. Prognostics.</title> > <title>Alcuin, <emph render="italic">Quaestiones in > Genesim</emph>. </title> > <title>Glossaries. </title> > <title> > <emph render="italic">Ps</emph>.-Cicero, > <emph render="italic">Synonyma ad Lucium Veturium</emph>, > with added Latin-Old English glossaries extracted > from the Grammar > and Glossary of Flfric. </title> > <!-- other elements --> > </unittitle> > > I've been assuming that this is a two-pass problem where I > have to replace the '||' with some empty XML element and > then group-by that element? If that is the case what is the > best way to replace these for grouping? Or is it possible to > do this all-in-one? XSLT2 solution obviously desired to > avoid too much recursion. :-) > > Any suggestions?
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