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Help replacing characters using XSL

Greg L Tonn
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Joined: Nov 27, 2006
Posts: 52
We have text data that has new line characters in it and when we transform it using our XSL the new lines preserved. So I was hoping to be able to replace the new line characters with the <br> tag.

XPath has a function, replace(string,pattern,replace). However, I can't get it to work with the <br> tag.

Does anyone have a better solution or know how I can get this one to work?

Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 19864

You don't want to replace the newline by the string "<br>". You want to replace it by a "br" element, and that isn't the same thing.

However this is an XSLT FAQ, let me just google it... yup, here you go:
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
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