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RE: Regular expression functions (Was: Re: comments on

Subject: RE: Regular expression functions (Was: Re: comments on December F&O draft)
From: "Marc Portier" <mpo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 12:43:52 +0100
xslt regex
Hi David,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Carlisle [mailto:davidc@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: donderdag 10 januari 2002 10:20
> To: mpo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Cc: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Regular expression functions (Was: Re:  comments on
> December F&O draft)
>
>
>
>
> > the xslt regex functions as I understand it kinda need to work
> on XML input
> > files that are 'not structured enough???' meaning you're searching for
> > pattterns on text only inside the boundaries of parent nodes, right?
>
> well yes and no. That will be one use but xslt is adding a version of the
> document() command for grabbing external text files as a string so
> you could do that and then apply regexp matching to the whole lot.
>
yep, I even saw Mike pass in an idea on the list to have a serialize()
function in the xslt

dunno if I'm completely correct, but I read it as:
this would allow xslt to hand result-sub-nodes over to a process like
regexslt that does cross-node-boundary manipulations on it returning new
nodesets or the like

> > ... answers on the matching orders
>
> Thanks for the clarifications.
>
> > (Steven's posting made me a greenhorn member of this list :-))
> welcome to the club:-)
>
thx

> >  but pretty soon came down to 'we're not going to rewrite xsl.'
>
> good plan! (But I don't think it's one that will work as a basis for
> specifying XSLT 2:-)
>
very true,
point is I guess we tried to focus only on what we felt missing,
at this moment in history, the list, this dicussion is giving me more and
more feeling of how we could slide in regexslt inside the xslt process
aswell (next to the preprocessing for xslt approach we had up to know)

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>
> David
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