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Re: Re: How to split text element to separate spans?

Subject: Re: Re: How to split text element to separate spans?
From: Liam R E Quin <liam@xxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2010 12:22:55 -0400
Re:  Re: How to split text element to separate spans?
On Mon, 2010-06-07 at 09:18 +0200, Mark Howe wrote:
> Israel Viente wrote:
> > I have a problem splitting spans with text elements separated by br,
> > to different spans with br in between them.
> I'm not sure I've caught all the details, but my approach in general to
> this sort of problem is to move through the document recursively.
> This if fine and even elegant for relatively small data sets, but it
> starts to fill up the stack for large data sets, so if anyone has a
> non-recursive solution I'd be interested in seeing it.

A suggestion:

You can have a template to match text() -- for large documents you
might want something more specific, such as course/description/text()

In that template, you can see if you have a following-sibling::br and,
if so, generate <line><xsl:value-of select="."/></line> or whatever,
and if not, <xsl:apply-templates/>.

Alternatevely, map br elements into a sequence using for-each in the
parent, but that's a little trickier.


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