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Subject: Re: [xsl] analyze-string help?
From: Wolfgang Laun <wolfgang.laun@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2012 09:00:16 +0200

A dash ('-') in the character set wildcard ("[...]") indicates a
character range (as you know).

You've just overlooked that using a '-' literally as a member in such
a set should be written first, after the opening bracket.

   regex="([-A-Za-z0-9 ,./]*) - ([ A-Za-z0-9/]*)"

Otherwise you include the range from space to comma, which just misses the


On 10 June 2012 07:40, Dan Vint <dvint@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I have the following value in the $title variable without the quotes
> "foo-119 Mode Module Batteries - Installation"
> I have a series of strings like this where I want to separate the content
after the last "space dash space" from everything the proceeds that point. So
I came up with the following:
> <xsl:analyze-string select="$title" regex="([A-Za-z0-9 -,./]*) - ([
>      <xsl:matching-substring>
>            <techname><xsl:value-of select="regex-group(1)"/></techname>
>            <infoname><xsl:value-of select="regex-group(2)"/></infoname>
>     </xsl:matching-substring>
>     <xsl:non-matching-substring>
>            <xsl:comment>NO MATCH for techname and infoname "<xsl:value-of
>     </xsl:non-matching-substring>
> </xsl:analyze-string>
> I'm getting this output:
>        <!--NO MATCH for techname and infoname "foo-119 Mode Module Batteries
- Installation"-->
> <techname>119 Mode Module Batteries</techname>
> <infoname>Installation</infoname>
> I was expecting all dashes to be captured except for the last one or at
least the first "space dash space", it looks like the pattern gets the "foo-"
and flags it as mismatched and then captures the other two strings. Can you
help me understand what is going on.
> thanks
> ..dan
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