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Subject: [xsl] removing - ' - Is it possible?
From: Yago Alvarado <Yago.Alvarado@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 09:57:25 +0100

Hi list!

   I wanted to remove all the apostrophes ' from a string.

   My first idea was using the translate function... i.e. 

<xsl:value-of select='translate(@mystring,''','')'/>

Unfortunately this didn't work, I get the error.

ERROR: Required white space was missing.


So I thought that maybe using different quotes I would be able to achieve 
the result I was after, so I tried:

<xsl:value-of select='translate(@mystring,"'","")'/> and I got the same
error as before.

<xsl:value-of select="translate(@mystring,''','')"/> ERROR: Description:
Expected token ')' found 'STRING'.

At this point I thought...well, let's try using the unicode number rather
than the symbol...
so I tried
<xsl:value-of select="translate(@mystring,'&#x27;','')"/> ERROR:
Description: Expected token ')' found 'STRING'.

I tried a few more variations with the same frustraiting result...

At this point I had to accept the fact that ... this is *probably* not the
way to achive what I want...
so after a quick search in the faq and the archives I decided to ask to the
list and see if anyone has
faced a similar situation in the past...


This MUST be possible...the case is HOW?

Regards,
Yago Alvarado

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