xslt 1.0 - Formatting string (Removing leading zeros)

Hi guys,

I am facing an issue with string formatting to remove leading zeros.

input = '000111100' or 111100
result is: 111100  - all ok!

input = '01111111111111111111101110'
result is: "1111111111111111100000000"
expected result is: 1111111111111111111101110

<xsl:variable name="test1" select="string(number($input))" />

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It looks like does not work for large numbers.
Please share if you have an explanation or logic function to remove leading zeros only on any size of value.

Thank You,
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Gertone (Geert Bormans)Information ArchitectCommented:
The problem is that a number in XSLT1 can't grow that big

you would better treath this as a string and chop the 0 off one by one in a recursive template

    <xsl:template name="cut-leading-zeros">
        <xsl:param name="str"/>
            <xsl:when test="substring($str, 1, 1) = '0'">
                <xsl:call-template name="cut-leading-zeros">
                    <xsl:with-param name="str" select="substring($str, 2)"/>
                <xsl:value-of select="$str"/>

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Gertone (Geert Bormans)Information ArchitectCommented:
<xsl:variable name="test1" select="string(number($input))" />

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would then become

<xsl:variable name="test1">
            <xsl:call-template name="cut-leading-zeros">
                <xsl:with-param name="str" select="$input"></xsl:with-param>

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DariusAuthor Commented:
Thank you Geert,

much appreciate
Gertone (Geert Bormans)Information ArchitectCommented:
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