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Subject: Re: [xsl] Escaping Characters in replace()
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:54:02 +0100

On 15/10/2013 20:31, Nathan Tallman wrote:
Thank you, David and Ivan. It did, of course, work... I just had more
problems than I thought. The code you helped with, works in situations

<unittitle>"The Atomic Bomb Foreshadowed: 1700 Years Ago". 1947.</unittitle>

However, I also have to account for situations like:
         <title render="doublequote">The Atomic Bomb Foreshadowed: 1700
Years Ago</title>. 1947.</unitdate>

There are separate instructions that insert " before the title/text()
and ." after title/text(), which results in:
     "The Atomic Bomb Foreshadowed: 1700 Years Ago.". 1947.

In this scenario, how can I get rid of the extraneous period? Should I
test for a unittitle/title that is immediately followed by a period?
If so, how would I do that? Testing on unittitle/title won't let me
change anything outside the node, like the extra period.

Many, many thanks for your wisdom.

Don't match on text() unless you have to:
> insert " before the title/text()

in <title> blah <!-- stuff -->blah</title>

there are two text nodes so if you are not careful and add " around title/text() you will get " blah ""blah" I'd so

<xsl:template match="title[@render='doublequote">

<xsl:template match="unititle">
  <xsl:variable name="x">
  <xsl:value-of select="replace($x,'&quot;\.','.&quot;')"/>


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