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RE: [xsl] Parsing complex line (mixed text and markup)
Subject: RE: [xsl] Parsing complex line (mixed text and markup)|
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 23:14:30 -0000
This problem has come up in the past and it's not particularly easy. There
seem to be two main approaches:
(a) convert the string delimiters into element markup, and then use grouping
facilities (xsl:for-each-group) to analyze the overall structure
(b) convert the markup into string delimiters, and then use
Both work, but I think (a) is probably a bit easier.
Do all the delimiters (commas) occur in top-level text nodes, or can they
occur nested within elements? I'll assume the former.
Start by making a copy of the data in which the commas are replaced by
<xsl:template match="*" mode="replace-commas">
<xsl:template match="text()" mode="replace-commas">
<xsl:analyze-string select="." regex=",">
Then (at [G] above) process the new tbentry using grouping
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ilya Lifshits [mailto:chehlo@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: 14 February 2008 22:38
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [xsl] Parsing complex line (mixed text and markup)
> Hello experts,
> I'm using xslt 2.0 processor both saxon and and altova.
> I'm trying to parse complex line like:
> <tbentry>Some text, Some more text <xref linkend="somelink">
> even more text , , ,</tbentrys>
> and get following output :
> <entry>Some text</entry>
> <entry>Some more text <xref
> linkend="ut_man_related_docs"> and even more text </entry> </row>
> Number of entries is not constant.
> I have easily find the solution of this without mixing the
> text and markup by using tokenize function.
> But failed to separate text and markup using this approach.
> Example can be found here : http://pastebin.com/m40fd204f
> To formalize the goal: I want to simplify life of our tech
> writes by creating wrappers on top of DocBook that will
> help transform from my defined syntax to standard Docbook code.
> So if there is another more appropriate way (which is not WYSIWYG
> editor) to achieve this, i can completely change the source line:
> <tblrow>Some text, Some more text <xref linkend="somelink">
> even more text </tblrow> as soon as it's still easy to write
> :) The only solution i found is pass linkend entry as an
> attribute to tblrow and another attribute which will specify
> the entry number.
> But this is very limited solution and will not allow me to
> use xref in 2 entries for example.
> Additional note, I'm absolutely newby in XML.
> Thanks in advance,