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Re: separating string values without tokenize()

Subject: Re: separating string values without tokenize()
From: "Liam R. E. Quin liam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2019 04:13:32 -0000
Re:  separating string values without tokenize()
On Mon, 2019-03-04 at 22:44 +0000, Charlie0 charlieo0@xxxxxxxxxxx
> I am restricted to using XSL 1.0.

If it's with xsltproc, note that you do have access to (JavaScript-
syntax) regular expressions through an extension, so you can use
replace() - but you don't need it here.

You can write a short recursive template:
There are three cases:
    input is empty: do nothing;
    input does not contain a comma:
           generate xref element and finish
    input does contain a comma:
           use substring-before to handle the first item;
           call this template with substring-after to
           handle the rest.


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