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RE: [xsl] Splitting an +attribute+ string


Subject: RE: [xsl] Splitting an +attribute+ string
From: "Andrew Welch" <ajwelch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 11:24:37 -0000

> I wonder if anybody could quickly profer some advice on this.
> I may well be wrong, but does xsl treat attribute strings
> different to
> normal text nodes when it comes to the "contains()" function.
> I may well
> also be gibbering. I've got my mind into a muddle on this one.
>
> Problem :  To take an attribute in the form of a comma
> delineated string
> (e.g. <gui onShow="apple,pear,banana"
> onHide="black,white,grey"/>) and
> to covert the attributes into javascript array syntax (i.e.
> ['apple','pear','banana'] etc.).
>
> Strategy : "Just" replace the commas with ',' and top and tail the
> output string with [' and ']
>
> Code  :
> <!--To convert onShow-->
> <xsl:call-template name="commaDelineate"><xsl:with-param name="str"
> select="@onShow"/></xsl:call-template>
>
> <xsl:template name="commaDelineate">
>  <xsl:param name="str"/>
>     <xsl:when test="contains($str,',')">
>       <xsl:value-of select="substring-before($str,',')"/>','
>       <xsl:call-template name="commaDelineate">
>         <xsl:with-param name="str"
> select="substring-after($str,',')"/>
>       </xsl:call-template>
>     </xsl:when>
> </xsl:template>
>
> Frustration : The errors seem to be generated around the "when"
> statement. Unfortunately I can't  provide any error output
> because this
> is being done inside a PHP script.

You are missing <xsl:choose> and also:

<xsl:otherwise>
	<xsl:value-of select="$str"/>
</xsl:otherwise>

to get the last part of the string?

Don't kick yourself too hard :)

cheers
andrew


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