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Old November 10th, 2006, 08:47 PM
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Default How do you translate an apostrophe?

Hi all,

I have data that has embedded apostrophes and I need to replace them with blanks. I use the following code:

<xsl:value-of select="translate($desc, '#x27;', ' ')"/>


<xsl:value-of select="translate($desc, '&apos;', ' ')"/>


<xsl:value-of select="translate($desc, '&quot;', ' ')"/>

and the result is the same:

javax.xml.transform.TransformerException: javax.xml.transform.TransformerException: misquoted literal... expected single quote!

Has anyone run into this before? How do I translate a single quote/apostrophe?

Old November 11th, 2006, 05:00 AM
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In 2.0:

<xsl:value-of select="translate($desc, '''', ' ')"/>

In 1.0:

<xsl:value-of select='translate($desc, "&apos;", " ")'/>


<xsl:variable name="apos">'</xsl:variable>
<xsl:value-of select="translate($desc, $apos, ' ')"/>

Always remember that XML entity and character references are expanded before the XPath parser kicks in, so they can't be used to escape something that's significant to XPath.

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Thanks for the input. That solved the problem.

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