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Re: Semantics of p:string-replace

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 18:44:40 +0100
To: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Cc: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5b8xcfc9o7.fsf@hildegard.inf.ed.ac.uk>

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Norman Walsh writes:

> 5.
>
>   <p:string-replace>
>     <p:option name="match" value="p/node()"/>
>     <p:option name="replace" value="concat('[',.,']')"/>
>   </px:string-replace>
>
> produces
>
>   <div>
>     <p class="value1 value2">[
>       Some
>       ][<a href="http://example.com/">linked</a>][
>       text.
>     ]</p>
>   </div>

Surely that's 

  <div>
    <p class="value1 value2">[
      Some
      ][linked][
      text.
    ]</p>
  </div>


> I don't think there's any way to produce the result:
>
>   <div>
>     <p class="value1 value2">[
>       Some
>       linked
>       text.
>     ]</p>
>   </div>

Agreed.

> unless we add an explicit option to preserve the wrapper:
>
>   <p:string-replace>
>     <p:option name="match" value="p"/>
>     <p:option name="replace" value="concat('[',.,']')"/>
>     <p:option name="preserve-element-wrapper" value="yes"/>
>   </px:string-replace>
>
> Which I'm not opposed to. But nor do I feel strongly about.

See previous message -- you can do this with XSLT, it's a marginal
case, let's not go there.

Although, Richard, does lxreplace support this case, and if so, how?

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