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Re: [xsl] Problem with < and > in front and after CDATA section

2008-12-06 11:42:36
jo lemen wrote:
I'm having trouble parsing an RSS feed (version 2.0), over which I have no 
control, server-side using using classic ASP and XSL (version 1)
Mu guess is that the problem lies in the following line of the RSS feed:
<description>&lt;![CDATA[ text ]]&gt;</description>
The result is that none of the content in between the description tag shows up 
on screen. Below are the relevant pieces of code.

Is there a way in XSL 1.0 to fix the &lt; and &gt; in front of and after the 
CDATA section? If it can only be done in XSLT 2.0, I would be glad to learn how. Thanks 
in advance.

Well assuming your stylesheet is only processing XML documents where the description element looks like below

<description>&lt;![CDATA[description text]]&gt;</description>

then you could use
<xsl:value-of select="substring-before(substring-after(description, '[CDATA['), ']]')"/>


        Martin Honnen

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