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Subject: Re: [xsl] String matching without regex
From: Jon Stockdill <jon.stockdill@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2005 07:11:50 -0500

I am a newbie as well, but have found some good tools from the XSLT
Standard Library.
http://xsltsl.sourceforge.net/


On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 23:52:05 +0100, Marcel Stvr <marcel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:
> Marcel Stvr <mailto:marcel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > For XML to HTML transformation I'd like to add the HTML <nobr> tag
> > for each table cell that contains currency values (or <td nowrap> as
> > an alternative). In my application currency values are values that
> > always end with a . followed by two digits.
> >
> > [Test data]
> > <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> > <test>
> >  <value>Hello World!</value>
> >  <value>CHF -1'125.25</value>
> >  <value>1'125.25</value>
> >  <value>125.25</value>
> >  <value>Hello World. Hello World. Hello World. Hello World. Hello
> > World. Hello World.</value>
> > </test>
> >
> > Using modern XSLT/XPath I could achieve this with the following XSL
> > using regex:
> > <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> > <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
> > xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"
> > xmlns:fo="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Format">
> >  <xsl:template match="test">
> >   <table>
> >    <tr>
> >        <xsl:for-each select="value">
> >      <td>
> >       <xsl:choose>
> >        <xsl:when test='matches(., ".*\.\d\d")'>
> >         <nobr>
> >          <xsl:value-of select="."/>
> >         </nobr>
> >        </xsl:when>
> >        <xsl:otherwise>
> >         <xsl:value-of select="."/>
> >        </xsl:otherwise>
> >       </xsl:choose>
> >      </td>
> >     </xsl:for-each>
> >    </tr>
> >   </table>
> >  </xsl:template>
> > </xsl:stylesheet>
> >
> >
> > How could I achieve the same using old-fashioned string functions
> > such as substring and the like?
>
> This is a great list! Lots of posts and lots of helpful replies.
>
> I only wonder why my own post is the only unanswered posts for several
days.
> Did I not describe the problem in a way that should be easy to follow for
> everyone? Is the problem a too trivial one? Or is it too complicated;
rather
> not I would guess... Did I out of lack of experience break any of the rules
> of this mailing list?
>
> I'm just wondering...
> Marcel


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