I have a column name in a content type named "Real Estate Location".
That column is of type "lookup".
I have modified <CommonViewFields> and ItemStyle.xsl to show the column.
A simple <xsl:value-of select=…> returns back an internal value that includes ordinal position data, such as:
To get the human-friendly value, use xsl substring-after, as shown:
Use this technique whenever you are working with lookup values in XSL transforms and need to get the human-friendly value.