XSLT Question: using the starts-with() string function

Kay Michael Michael.Kay at icl.com
Mon Jun 21 18:52:20 BST 1999

> <location>
>     ICAO: Boston
> </location>
> <location>
>     LatLon: 74.31W, 106.5N
> </location>
> Note how the content of the <location> element either starts with ICAO
> or with LatLon.  ... Here is my (failed) attempt at this template
> rule:
> <xsl:template match="location" >
>     <xsl:if test="starts-with('./text()','ICAO')">
>             <location_ICAO>
>                 <xsl:apply-templates/>
>             </location_ICAO>
>     </xsl:if>
>     <xsl:if test="starts-with('./text()','LatLon')">
> ...

Try  <xsl:if test="starts-with(normalize('./text()'),'ICAO')">

You need to get rid of the leading white space.

Mike Kay

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