Re: text output with some significant white space
> when do you use method="text"? when you are writing text not XML. in text output < comes out as < in XML it comes out as >. > Doe's this mean <tag>content</tag> causes > "content" to go to the output? yes, but it's better not to make element nodes at all if you've specified text output. > In my opinion, the method is so > propped up with defaults up xml/html output it is very difficult to figure > out formatting for other purposes which method is propped up with what? > Also, it might help getting a better narrative on what <xsl:text/> > does. <xsl:text>foo</xsl:text> puts "foo" into the output, the important point that it does this even if "foo" is just white space. <xsl:text/> is a trick which is best not to use if you find it confusing. in <xsl:tempate match=...> <xsl:value-of .../> xyz <xsl:apply-templates/> </xsl:template> then the child nodes of xsl:template are text (newline) element (xsl:value-of) text (newline xyz newline) element (xsl:apply-templates) text (newline) Now white spave nodes are stripped so th eeffective nodes are element (xsl:value-of) text (newline xyz newline) element (xsl:apply-templates) note that the newline either side of xyz goes to the output. If instead you do <xsl:tempate match=...> <xsl:value-of .../> <xsl:text>xyz</xsl:text> <xsl:apply-templates/> </xsl:template> or <xsl:tempate match=...> <xsl:value-of .../> <xsl:text/>xyz<xsl:text/> <xsl:apply-templates/> </xsl:template> Then the newlines appear in white space nodes so are stripped. In the latter case the xsl:text elements are empty so they don't really output their content but they do cause the newlines to be in their own text nodes, and so stripped. David _____________________________________________________________________ This message has been checked for all known viruses by Star Internet delivered through the MessageLabs Virus Control Centre. For further information visit http://www.star.net.uk/stats.asp XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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