EXSLT - Strings

Implementer Page: str.html
Module Package: str.zip

EXSLT - Strings covers extension elements and functions that provide facilities to do with string manipulation.

XSLT processors may support any number of the extension elements and functions given in this module.

Using EXSLT will only make your stylesheet portable amongst the implementations that support EXSLT. Note that there is no requirement for XSLT processors that are compliant to XSLT to support the extensions described within EXSLT.


The namespace for EXSLT - Strings is:


Throughout this document, the prefix str is used to refer to this namespace. Any other prefix can be used within a particular stylesheet (though a prefix must be specified to enable the extension functions to be recognised as extensions).

To use these extensions, you need to declare this namespace as an extension namespace in your stylesheet. If your processor supports this module, then that's all you need to do, but if it doesn't, then you need to use a specific third-party implementation or the module stylesheet. Typically, your stylesheet will look like:

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"

<xsl:import href="str.xsl" />



Other Functions

The following extension functions are not considered stable and are not part of the core of EXSLT - Strings. Processors that claim support of EXSLT - Strings might not support these functions.

str:tokenizenode-set str:tokenize(string, string?)str.tokenize.zip
str:replacenode-set str:replace(string, object, object)str.replace.zip
str:paddingstring str:padding(number, string?)str.padding.zip
str:alignstring str:align(string, string, string?)str.align.zip
str:encode-uristring str:encode-uri(string, string, string?)str.encode-uri.zip
str:decode-uristring str:decode-uri(string, string)str.decode-uri.zip
str:concatstring str:concat(node-set)str.concat.zip
str:splitnode-set str:split(string, string?)str.split.zip

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