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Subject: RE: [xsl] removing - ' - Is it possible?
From: "Michael Kay" <mhk@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 10:27:13 +0100

The question was answered yesterday.

<xsl:variable name="apos">'</xsl:variable>
<xsl:value-of select="translate(@mystring, $apos, '')"/>

You can also do it without a variable as:

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

Remember that entity references are expanded before XPath parsing
starts. So you can use entities to represent the quotes used as
attribute delimiters at the XML level, but not to represent the string
delimiters used at the XPath level.

Michael Kay



> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
> Yago Alvarado
> Sent: 02 October 2003 09:57
> To: 'xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'
> Subject: [xsl] removing - ' - Is it possible?
> 
> 
> 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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