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Subject: Re: Troublshooting XSLT replace()
From: Nathan Tallman <ntallman@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2013 11:52:01 -0500
Re:  Troublshooting XSLT replace()

I've changed the root node in the master template to match on unitdate
and unittitle, so that I could match on unitdate/text() and
unittitle/text() in my mode templates, but it's stripping the
element's and just outputting text. I tried matching on
unitdate/text() and unittitle/text() (in the master template) but that
didn't work either, presumable because I was selecting a node of text,
so no node selection would work.

Could you make a suggestion to change my master template match and
mode template match?


On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 11:12 AM, David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 03/12/2013 15:52, Nathan Tallman wrote:
>> I'm glad my last query produced some mirth. I've got another today.
>> The "Undate" and "Circa" modes do not work in the following stylesheet
>> and I can't figure out why. Can someone please point out my errors?
>> Many thanks,
>> Nathan
>> <xsl:stylesheet version="2.0"
>> xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
>>      <xsl:output method="xml"
>>          doctype-public="+//ISBN 1-931666-00-8//DTD ead.dtd (Encoded
>> Archival Description (EAD) Version 2002)//EN"
>>          doctype-system="ead.dtd" indent="yes"/>
>>      <xsl:variable name="vAllowedSymbols"
>> select="'ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789
>> -.'"/>
>>      <xsl:template match="* | processing-instruction() | comment()">
>>          <xsl:copy>
>>              <xsl:copy-of select="@*"/>
>>              <xsl:apply-templates/>
>>          </xsl:copy>
>>      </xsl:template>
>>      <xsl:template match="*/text()">
>>          <xsl:variable name="phase1">
>>              <xsl:apply-templates select="." mode="Punctuation"/>
>>          </xsl:variable>
> so $phase1 is a root node with a single text child, being the result of the
> regexp replace?
> You might have done
>   <xsl:variable name="phase1" select="replace(., '(^.*)\p{P}$', '$1')"/>
> which would have been clearer if that is the only template, but then $phase1
> would be a string/
> so this
>   <xsl:apply-templates select="$phase1" mode="Undate"/>
> applies templates to a / node but the only template you have in that mode is
> unitdate/text() which never matches as, as noted above
> you have no element nodes, just  / with child a text node.
>>          <xsl:variable name="phase2">
>>              <xsl:apply-templates select="$phase1" mode="Undate"/>
>>          </xsl:variable>
>>          <xsl:variable name="phase3">
>>              <xsl:apply-templates select="$phase2" mode="Circa"/>
>>          </xsl:variable>
>>          <xsl:apply-templates select="$phase3" mode="Extent"/>
>>      </xsl:template>
>>      <xsl:template
>>          match="unittitle/text()[matches(., '^.*\p{P}$')] |
>> unittitle/title/text()[matches(., '^.*\p{P}$')] |
>> unitdate/text()[matches(., '^.*\p{P}$')]"
>>          mode="Punctuation">
>>          <xsl:sequence select="replace(., '(^.*)\p{P}$', '$1')"/>
>>      </xsl:template>
>>      <xsl:template match="unitdate/text()" mode="Undate">
>>          <xsl:sequence select="replace(., 'Undated','undated')"/>
>>      </xsl:template>
>>      <xsl:template match="unitdate/text()" mode="Circa">
>>          <xsl:sequence select="replace(., 'Circa','circa')"/>
>>      </xsl:template>
>>      <xsl:template match="physdesc/extent/text()" mode="Extent">
>>          <xsl:value-of select="translate(.,translate(.,
>> $vAllowedSymbols, ''),'')"/>
>>      </xsl:template>
>>      <xsl:template match="unittitle[not(string(.))]"> </xsl:template>
>> </xsl:stylesheet>
> David
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