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Subject: Re: Simple suggestion for XSLT
From: James Clark <jjc@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 09 May 1999 14:19:09 +0700
xslt substring before last
Why would this be useful given that

substring-after(substring-after("1999/04/01", "/"), "/") returns "01"


substring-before(substring-after("1999/04/01", "/"), "/") returns "04"


concat(substring-before("1999/04/01", "/"),
       substring-before(substring-after("1999/04/01", "/"), "/"))
returns "1999/04"


"Laurent M." wrote:
> I don't know if it is worth a dime, but here it is:
> 6.2.5 Strings
> The functions substring-before() and substring-after() only work with the
> FIRST occurrence of the first argument, wouldn't it be interesting to have
> a symmetrical couple of functions working on the LAST occurrence.
> Something like
> reverse-substring-before()
> Returns the substring of the first argument that precedes the LAST
> occurrence ...
> ex: reverse-substring-before("1999/04/01", "/") returns "1999/04"
> and
> reverse-substring-after()
> Returns the substring of the first argument that follows the LAST
> occurrence ...
> ex: reverse-substring-before("1999/04/01", "/") returns "01"
> I understand the functionality could be implemented using extension
> functions, but a 'native' version would be available across all XSLT
> implementations.
> What about also accessing the "04" (in "1999/04/01") ?
> Apologies if someone already made the same suggestion (I found no evidence
> of it the xsl-editors list).
> A good day to everyone, and a big kudos for the great work.

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