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Subject: Re: [xsl] Escaping Characters in replace()
From: Nathan Tallman <ntallman@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:31:21 -0400

Thank you, David and Ivan. It did, of course, work... I just had more
problems than I thought. The code you helped with, works in situations

    <unittitle>"The Atomic Bomb Foreshadowed: 1700 Years Ago".

However, I also have to account for situations like:
        <title render="doublequote">The Atomic Bomb Foreshadowed: 1700
Years Ago</title>. 1947.</unitdate>

There are separate instructions that insert " before the title/text()
and ." after title/text(), which results in:
    "The Atomic Bomb Foreshadowed: 1700 Years Ago.". 1947.

In this scenario, how can I get rid of the extraneous period? Should I
test for a unittitle/title that is immediately followed by a period?
If so, how would I do that? Testing on unittitle/title won't let me
change anything outside the node, like the extra period.

Many, many thanks for your wisdom.


On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 1:49 PM, Ivan Shmakov <oneingray@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>> Ivan Shmakov <oneingray@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>>>>> Nathan Tallman <ntallman@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
> [b&]
>  >> Also, I seem to be able to delete the backslash in front of the
>  >> period in the second argument without causing problems...  Why is
>  >> that?)
>  > The probable cause is that the source text doesnbt contain any
>  > sequences of the form b(any character other than b.bb)b("b) in
>  > context replace () is applied to.  Otherwise, these would also be
>  > replaced with b(".b), as in:
>  > Source: <unittitle>"Mary had a little lamb"</unittitle>
>  > Result: <unittitle>"Mary had a little lam."</unittitle>
>         The above should (obviously) have been the other way around b
>         b("b)b(any character other than b.bb), with the example
being, say:
>    Source: <unittitle>"Mary had a little lamb" </unittitle>
>    Result: <unittitle>"Mary had a little lamb."</unittitle>
>         My guess is that such bsourceb elementbs text is indeed a bit
>         unlikely to occur.
> --
> FSF associate member #7257

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