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The substring function returns a part of a given string.

Syntax

substring(string ,start [,length] )

Arguments

string
The string to evaluate.
start
The position withinstring the substring begins
length(optional)
The length of the substring. If omitted, the returned string will contain every character from thestart position to the end ofstring.

Returns

A string.

Notes

As in other XPath functions, the position is not zero-based. The first character in the string has a position of 1, not 0.

Defined

XPath 1.0 4.2

Gecko support

Supported.

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