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Subject: [xsl] Question on search and replace in XSL
From: "Peterson, Melanie S." <MPeterson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2012 21:17:59 +0000

Hi - I have an XSL template that's used to format an email message and I need
to change the formatting.  I did the original formatting, but I haven't
touched it in at least 2 years and I'm way beyond rusty with XSL.  I'm hoping
someone can give me a hand.  Here's the issue:

I currently get data from our database with two fields separated by
semi-colons.  The semi-colons are currently replaced in the template by a
<br/>, so the two fields appear one on top of the other.  What I need to do is
change this so that they appear next to each other in a tabular format.  So
now the email looks like this, assuming two records one with two fields xxx
and yyy and the second with two fields zzz and www:



What I want is:

xxx       yyy
zzz       www

Here's my current code:

<td valign="top" width="180">Adverse Party:</td>
<td valign="top" style="font-weight:normal">
              <xsl:apply-templates select="APName" />

<xsl:template name="APNameSplit">
  <xsl:param name="text" select="string('')"/>
  <xsl:param name="find" select="string(';')"/>
    <xsl:when test="$find = ''">
      <xsl:value-of select="$text"/>
    <xsl:when test="contains($text,$find)">
      <xsl:value-of select="substring-before($text,$find)"/>
      <xsl:call-template name="APNameSplit">
        <xsl:with-param name="text" select="substring-after($text,$find)"/>
        <xsl:with-param name="find" select="$find"/>
      <xsl:value-of select="$text"/>

<xsl:template match="APName">
  <xsl:call-template name="APNameSplit">
    <xsl:with-param name="text" select="."/>
    <xsl:with-param name="find" select="string(';')"/>

Can anyone give me a hand on how to begin?


Melanie Peterson
Project Coordinator/Systems Developer
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
1177 Ave. of the Americas
New York, NY 10036

Melanie S. Peterson

Melanie S. Peterson

Project Coordinator/Systems Developer
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
1177 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10036
Tel: 212-715-7738
Fax: 212-715-8000
Email: MPeterson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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