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Ken DoriumSubject: Generating hyperlinks
Author: Ken Dorium
Date: 19 Jan 2008 12:21 AM
Originally Posted: 19 Jan 2008 12:16 AM
Please forgive of me that I am not a programmer, nor do I really want to learn much. :) I'm just tweaking a template for my Collectorz.com's Movie Collection Software. I've been hammering at it for days and am very happy with all that I've done. But there is just one thing that I just can't seem to figure out. If someone could lead me to understanding what I need to do here, I would be very very grateful.

So here's the deal:
I have <xsl:value-of select="person/displayname"/>
that returns an actor's name

I'm trying to turn it into a link that might look like this:

This would be in a href statement with a image. I've got all that, I just can't figure out how to make the actor's name a part of it.

Again, thanks for taking the time to help me out.
~ Ken

and oh yeah, it's version 1.0 if that matters.

James DurningSubject: Generating hyperlinks
Author: James Durning
Date: 21 Jan 2008 12:13 PM
Originally Posted: 21 Jan 2008 12:12 PM
In what format is displayname?
Assuming it's the actor's name seperate by spaces, I suggest using the translate function,

<a href="{concat('http://images.google.com/images?q=' , translate(person/displayname,' ', '+')}">Click here!</a>

Ken DoriumSubject: Generating hyperlinks
Author: Ken Dorium
Date: 21 Jan 2008 02:25 PM
Okay, It's Working. Thanks so much James

Using your line as in:

<a href="{concat('http://images.google.com/images?q=',translate(person/displayname,' ', '+')}">
<img src="pics.gif" border="0" align="middle"/>

Generated a empty HTML href:

<a href=""

I read up on translate, and don't understand why it doesn't work.
But in messing with it some more I found that pulling out the translate function made it work. As in:

<a href="{concat('http://images.google.com/images?q=',person/displayname)}">
<img src="pics.gif" border="0" align="middle"/>


<a href="http://images.google.com/images?q=Hugh Grant">
<img src="pics.gif" border="0" align="middle"/>

MSIE handles the spaces automatically, supplying %20 for me. So for me and my tiny little world, this is working.
Thanks again James!
I had been on the path of using CONCAT here, but had not tried simply using 'person/displayname'.
Hope you have a great week.

~ Ken

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