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Re: [xsl] Testing the Last Character of a String

Subject: Re: [xsl] Testing the Last Character of a String
From: Nathan Tallman <ntallman@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2013 11:25:41 -0400

Thank you, Liam and Michele!

On Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 11:14 AM, Michele R Combs <mrrothen@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Since the test starts with "archdesc/..." I assume it's getting run while at
the root level (ead), is that correct?   If so, then I'm pretty sure you just
need single quotes around the period.  Also you don't need the 1.
> <xsl:when test="substring(archdesc/did/unittitle/text(),
> If you're going to be doing other things with this unittitle, such as
outputting it or concatenating it, you might save some space by sticking it in
a variable:
> <xsl:variable name="collectionTitle" select="
> ...
> <xsl:when test="substring($collectionTitle,
> ...
> <xsl:value-of select="$collectionTitle"/>
> Michele
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nathan Tallman [mailto:ntallman@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2013 10:56 AM
> To: xsl-list
> Subject: [xsl] Testing the Last Character of a String
> I'd like to test the last character in a node text-string. If it's a period,
then insert the value and a space. If it's not a period, then insert the
value, a period., and a space. I think I've gotten most of the code right, but
don't have it quite right, as it's not working. Any tips?
> Thanks,
> Nathan
> <xsl:choose>
>     <xsl:when test="substring(archdesc/did/unittitle/text(),
> string-length(archdesc/did/unittitle), 1)=.">
>         <xsl:value-of select="normalize-space(archdesc/did/unittitle)"/>
>         <xsl:text>&#160;</xsl:text>
>     </xsl:when>
>     <xsl:otherwise>
>         <xsl:value-of select="normalize-space(archdesc/did/unittitle)"/>
>         <xsl:text>.&#160;</xsl:text>
>     </xsl:otherwise>
> </xsl:choose>

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