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   Re: [xml-dev] Node

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One simple way to get a string value from a node is with XSLT's value-of instruction, 
which returns the string value of an expression. Here is a stylesheet that will do it.

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform";>
<xsl:output method="text"/>

<xsl:template match="node">
  <xsl:value-of select="."/>


Note: In XSLT 1.0 [1], value-of returns the string value of only the first node in a node 
set, but XSLT 2.0 [2] can return string values (constructed text nodes) for all the nodes 
in a set (sequence). A node-set in XSLT 1.0 is called a sequence in XSLT 2.0.

With the stylesheet in the file hejsan.xsl, you can use Xalan C++ [3] like this to process 
your node:

C:\Hacks\examples>xalan - hejsan.xsl


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt#value-of
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt20/#value-of
[3] http://xml.apache.org/xalan-c/

Tomas Olsson wrote:

> Hi!
> I wonder if I can get the String value from a Node?
> Ex. if I have a Node like <node>hejsan!</node> I want a string with 
> "hejsan!".
> Is it possible? How should I do?
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      • From: Tomas Olsson <tomas.olsson@soderhamn.mail.telia.com>


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