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Manikandan SurendranathSubject: normalise whitespace in the output
Author: Manikandan Surendranath
Date: 18 May 2005 01:27 AM
Hi,

The xslt I am writing requires list items to be concantinated. But the problem I have is the additional white space I am getting in the output. Below is model that recreates the issue I am facing.

Input XML
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<root>
<p>The fruites recomended</p>
<ul>
<li>apple</li>
<li>orange</li>
<li>banana</li>
</ul>
</root>

XSLT
<?xml version='1.0'?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">

<xsl:template match="/">
<xsl:apply-templates />
</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="@*|node()">
<xsl:copy>
<xsl:apply-templates select="@*|node()"/>
</xsl:copy>
</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="ul">
<p>
<xsl:apply-templates select="@*|node()"/>
</p>
</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="li">
<xsl:if test="preceding-sibling::li">,</xsl:if><xsl:apply-templates select="@*|node()"/>
</xsl:template>

</xsl:stylesheet>

Current output
<?xml version='1.0' ?>
<root>
<p>The fruites recomended</p>
<p>
apple
,orange
,banana
</p>
</root>

Expected output
<?xml version='1.0' ?>
<root>
<p>The fruites recomended</p>
<p>apple,orange,banana</p>
</root>

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Ivan PedruzziSubject: normalise whitespace in the output
Author: Ivan Pedruzzi
Date: 18 May 2005 03:16 AM
Hi Manikandan,

You need to override the match template where text nodes are not relevant

match='*' matches only elements
match='node()' matches element, text node, comments, processing instructions, etc

Hope this helps
Ivan Pedruzzi
Stylus Studio Team


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
<xsl:output method="xml" indent="yes"/>

<xsl:template match="/">
<xsl:apply-templates/>
</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="@*|node()">
<xsl:copy>
<xsl:apply-templates select="@*|node()"/>
</xsl:copy>
</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="root">
<xsl:apply-templates select="*"/>
</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="ul">
<b>
<xsl:apply-templates select="*"/>
</b>
</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="li">
<xsl:if test="preceding-sibling::li">,</xsl:if>
<xsl:apply-templates select="@*|node()"/>
</xsl:template>
</xsl:stylesheet>

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Manikandan SurendranathSubject: normalise whitespace in the output
Author: Manikandan Surendranath
Date: 18 May 2005 08:09 AM
Yes I reduced most of the unnecessary whitespace. Thanks.

   
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