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RE: Getting text out of mixed content

Subject: RE: Getting text out of mixed content
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 19:00:24 +0000
getting text from xml
What about

<xsl:template match="para">
  <xsl:value-of select="."/>

Wendell (spamming the list today)

At 03:55 PM 1/17/00 -0800, you wrote:
>try this:
><xsl:template match="para">
>		<xsl:copy-of select="*|text()"/>
>-----Original Message-----
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>On Behalf Of sara.mitchell@xxxxxxxxx
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>Subject:	Getting text out of mixed content
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>My apologies up front -- I know this issue has been discussed
>but my searches in the XSL archives haven't succeeded and, as
>someone else recently posted, I swallowed a dumb pill today.
>I'm struggling to extract only the text out of a paragraph
>which allows mixed content. There may be several levels of
>descendant elements. With a first para such as:
><para>This is the beginning of <field>Field A</field> which you
>can use to start the process. </para>
>All I get in the output is:
>This is the beginning of Field A
>The template I'm using so far does find the first text children
>and the text inside the first element node, but it stops there.
>I'm obviously missing something fundamental and am hoping that
>someone can point out my errors.
>The template I'm using now is:
><xsl:template match="para[1]">
><xsl:for-each select="descendant-or-self::*>
> <xsl:value-of select="text()"/>
>I'm using LotusXSL (0.18.2) as my XSL processor.
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Wendell Piez                            mailto:wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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