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RE: tokenize() a string and then create a node-set

Subject: RE: tokenize() a string and then create a node-set
From: "Bjorndahl, Brad" <brad.bjorndahl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2007 10:42:44 -0400
RE:  tokenize() a string and then create a node-set

Something like this should work. This assumes there are at least 2
substrings in $string.

<xsl:variable name="splitName" select="tokenize($string,' ')" />

<firstname><xsl:value-of select="$splitName[1]" /></firstname>

<lastname><xsl:value-of select="$splitName[last()]" /></lastname>

  <xsl:when test="count($splitName) gt 2" >
    <midname><xsl:value-of select="for $c in (2 to last()-1) return
$splitName[$c]" /></midname>
    <midname />

This is not tested. I forget if you'll get spaces between midname
substrings, but I think so.
If not, you can "return ($splitName[$c],' ')".


-----Original Message-----
From: hajduk@xxxxxxxx [mailto:hajduk@xxxxxxxx]
Sent: June 1, 2007 10:21 AM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject:  tokenize() a string and then create a node-set

Haven't used the tokenize() function and just wanted a bit of insight.

Note, could create a called-template plus a user defined function(s) to
do the following but want to see if there is an easier/other way to do

I want to take a string containing a person's name and break it apart
based on a space. Then parse the result as follows. If position is first
then <firstname>, if position is last then <lastname> else <midname>.

Can this be done using a <for-each select="tokenize($string, ' ')"> with
a <choose>|<if> statement inside?

Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.

Marijan Madunic

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