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Default How to Escape Forward Slash in XPath/ XSLT?

I have an XML document that describes the structure of a web site. To determine selected state, I need to do something like this:

/site/level1::descendant-or-self[@name='Current Page Name']

where 'Current Page Name' can be anything, including text with a forward slash (/) in it. How do I escape or work around this?
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You don't need to escape a forward slash appearing within a string literal.

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Does 'Current Page Name' qualify as a string literal or is there stronger qualification I can use? Unfortunately I'm working in ASP; not sure if that makes any difference.

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Sorry, I'm stupid. That problem seems to have cleared itself up with something else I changed. Thanks for your time.

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If you write

contains(xyz, '........')

then the thing between quotes is a string literal, and can contain any characters except "'" or characters that are reserved in XML, e.g. ", &, <

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