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Re: NMTOKENS enumeration?

Subject: Re: NMTOKENS enumeration?
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 18:33:02 -0500
xsl enumeration
Hi Martijn,

At 11:34 PM 1/18/02, you wrote:
Is it possible to enumerate a tokenized string as an array as such:

<a value="a c b d" />

<xsl:for-each select="a">
  <xsl:for-each select="@value">

Not like this, but it can be done. XSLT 1.0 sees the entire attribute value as a string, which (unlike a node set) you can't iterate over using for-each.

Use a named template which calls itself recursively, chopping up the string as it goes. You'll want to use the substring-before() function or its equivalent. Examples of this can be found in the FAQ or the list archives: search for "tokenizing a string" or such like. Or Mike K. gives you an extension function to tokenize in Saxon (saxon:tokenize(), I think), if you're using that.

XSLT 2 will be more powerful for such tasks as these.

Good luck (and let us know if you're stumped looking for that solution),

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