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Subject: Re: lowercasing all attributes...
From: Steve Ball <Steve.Ball@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 12:13:55 +1100
select nodes case insensitive
Martijn wrote:

I'd like to lowercase a document's attributes through <xsl:apply-templates

Do you mean that you'd like to select nodes based on their
attribute names or values, but in a case-insensitive manner?

See below.

I know it's translate(., 'ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ',
'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz') but how 'bout the template match pattern and
the select for apply-templates ??

That's basically correct, for English. You may wish to

use the XSLT Standard Library's to-lower template in order

to handle non-English case folding.

Unfortunately, XSLT v1.0 doesn't provide a way of defining a function in the stylesheet so we have to do things the hard way. If I'm looking for the attribute named 'foo', but in any permutation of case ('Foo', 'FOO', etc), try this(*):

<xsl:template match='*'>
  <xsl:for-each select='@*'>
    <xsl:variable name='lower'>
      <xsl:call-template name='str:to-lower'>
        <xsl:with-param name='text' select='.'/>

    <xsl:if test='$lower = "foo"'>
      <!-- This is the one I want -->

Of course, using translate() is much more succinct:

<xsl:template match='*/@*[translate(., "ABC...", "abc...") = "foo"]'>
  <!-- This is the one I want -->

but as I mentioned above doesn't handle case-folding in general.

* You must setup XSLTSL to work in your stylesheet.
  See http://xsltsl.sf.net/ for instructions on how to do that.

Steve Ball

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