[XSL-LIST Mailing List Archive Home] [By Thread] [By Date]

RE: [xsl] removing - ' - Is it possible?


Subject: RE: [xsl] removing - ' - Is it possible?
From: "Sergiu Ignat" <sergiu@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 12:19:40 +0300

Hi Yago.
You have two problems:
1. translate() function replaces one character with another character.
You can replace one character with white space, but you can't remove a character.

2. To remove character use one of "replace-string" templates offered by list members at:
http://www.dpawson.co.uk/xsl/sect2/sect21.html look at "Replace" link. I can't get it.

To send a parameter that contains a special character look at:
http://www.dpawson.co.uk/xsl/sect2/N7150.html#d7104e577
A Michael Kay article.

And another tip. Use FAQ and archives. Similar problems where discussed yesterday.

Ceers.
Sergiu

> 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
> 
> _____________________________________________________________________
> This e-mail is confidential and is intended solely for the 
> use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed.  If 
> you are not the intended recipient and you have received this 
> e-mail in error then any use, dissemination, forwarding, 
> printing or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. 
> You should contact the sender by return e-mail and delete and 
> destroy all the information from your system.  Any views or 
> opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not 
> necessarily represent those of CPM UK Limited.  This email 
> does not form part of a legally binding agreement.  We have 
> taken precautions to minimise the risk of transmitting 
> software viruses or trojans, but we advise that you carry out 
> your own virus checks on any attachments to this message.  We 
> cannot accept liability for any loss or damage caused to your 
> software, hardware or system.
> 
> Please note that all messages sent to CPM UK Limited are 
> actively monitored for inappropriate material and/ or content.
> 
> More information about CPM can be found at our website at: 
http://www.cpm-int.com

 XSL-List info and archive:  http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list


 XSL-List info and archive:  http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list



Current Thread
Keywords