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FunctX XSLT Functions

functx:max-line-length

The maximum line length

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Description

The functx:max-line-length function counts the number of characters in each line, and returns the maximum. It uses carriage return and/or newline characters to determine the end of a line. It is useful for determining the amount of space a fixed-format string will take up on, for example, a web page.

Arguments and Return Type

NameTypeDescription
$arg xs:string? the string to test
return value xs:integer

XSLT Function Declaration

See XQuery definition.
<xsl:function name="functx:max-line-length" as="xs:integer"
              xmlns:functx="http://www.functx.com">
  <xsl:param name="arg" as="xs:string?"/>

  <xsl:sequence select="
   max(
     for $line in functx:lines($arg)
     return string-length($line))
 "/>

</xsl:function>

Examples

<xsl:variable name="lines" as="item()*">
<'a>a
value
on several
lines'
</xsl:variable>
XPath ExampleResults
functx:max-line-length('a value')
7
functx:max-line-length($lines)
10

Depends On

functx:linesSplit a string into separate lines

See Also

functx:line-countThe number of lines

History

Published OnLast UpdatedContributor(s)
2006-07-092007-02-26Priscilla Walmsley, Datypic, pwalmsley@datypic.com, http://www.datypic.com
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