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RE: [xsl] Last name first
As others have said, this can be an intractable problem unless the names
really are only in the format FirstName MiddleInitial LastName in your data.
You need to bear in mind names like "Michael O'Connell" or "Mary da Silva".
You can find some food for thought here:
From: Michael Kay [mailto:mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 30 January 2012 18:21
Subject: Re: [xsl] Last name first
On 30/01/2012 17:51, Jacob L wrote:
> I am using<xsl:stylesheet version="2.0" .If in the input XML file,
> the text in the<p>has a name such as
> <p> Aaron S. Williams</p>
> and I want the last name to come first, seperated by comma like this
> <p> Williams, Aaron S.</p>
> Is it possible using xslt?
It's certainly possible if you can specify precisely what the rules are:
for example, what you want to happen to names like Herbert von Karajan
or Ralph Vaughan Williams. If all your names are in the simplified
American format of John X. Doe then it's fairly easy, but with real
names occurring in the real world it's much harder (regardless of what
programming language you choose).
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