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RE: values in sequence after tokenize

Subject: RE: values in sequence after tokenize
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 15:10:14 +0100
after toke
The regex given to tokenize determines the separator between tokens, not the
content of the tokens.

I'm not quite sure what result you expect here (or in general). You can
probably tackle it using xsl:analyze-string, which is more powerful than

Michael Kay

> -----Original Message-----
> From: andrew welch [mailto:andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 11 July 2006 14:56
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject:  values in sequence after tokenize
> Given a string of characters:
> <xsl:variable name="string" select="'aa^a^aaa^aaaaaa^aa^aa^aaaaaa^'"/>
> I want to break that string into substrings up to a given 
> length, so that the words including circumflexes ('^') are no 
> longer than the specified length.
> I'm trying do this with a regex (in this example the length is 6):
> <xsl:variable name="substring" select="tokenize($string, '.{1,6}\^')"
> as="xs:string*"/>
> This regex must be wrong because $substring now holds a 
> sequence of 6 items (as expected), but each of those items 
> appears to be ' '.  For example this bit of debug:
> x<xsl:value-of select="for $y in $substring return concat($y, 'z')"/>x
> produces:
> xz z z z z zx
> What's the correct regex for this problem?
> thanks
> andrew

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