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RE: xslt trim functionality

From: rdcpro@-----------.---------.---
Date: 12/23/2004 1:39:00 PM
normalize-space(" Mary Ann ") 

will return "Mary Ann".   However, 

normalize-space("    Mary            Ann         ") will also return "Mary 

If it's ok to have multiple occurances of whitespace normalized to a single 
whitespace character, then use this function.  Otherwise, if you want to 
preserve embedded whitespace, no matter how many characters in a row there 
are, you'll have to use a named template and process the string with other 
string functions, or use an extension function.

Mike Sharp

"mike w." wrote:

> is there a way in xslt to do a trim, where the leading and trailing white 
> space is remove.
> trim(' Mary Ann ') would be 'Mary Ann'
> thanks
> mike w.


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