<xsl:apply-templates select="Alph" mode="frobit"/> <xsl:apply-templates select="Bob" mode="zap"/> <xsl:apply-templates select="Cam"/>I want to match the two statements with the
mode="frobit", even though the first one has a carriage return in the middle. In VS, you'd use this regex statement to match just the first and last lines, skipping Bob with
The first bit,
select.*\n,is standard Perlish for "match from the word
selectto the end of line character,
The at sign @ is VS's way of asking "please can you find zero or more carriage returns, but only as few as needed." The alternative is the "greedy" match, using an asterisk *, which says "find as many lines as you can ending in carriage returns before you hit
mode="frobit", so the match in this case would make one giant match, including all of the text from
select="Alph"all the way to the last
"frobit"on Cam, capturing poor Bob in the middle along the way.
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