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Subject: Processing formatted XML?
From: "Robert Nicholson" <robert@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 1 May 2002 17:57:22 -0700
formatted xml
Can anybody give me any points as to how to process formatted, for the
sake of readability, and generate readable ascii Text?

Specifically I want to know what the stylesheet should do maintain
format but at the same time remove leading and trailing spaces.

I have two rules

<xsl:template match="notes">
<xsl:call-template name="separated-list">
	<xsl:with-param name="nodes" select="note"/>
	<xsl:with-param name="separator">

<xsl:template name="separated-list">
	<xsl:param name="nodes"/>
	<xsl:param name="separator"/>
	<xsl:for-each select="$nodes">
		<xsl:copy-of select="."/>
		<xsl:if test="position() != last()">	
			<xsl:copy-of select="$separator"/>	

The source XML looks like this ie. There are line breaks in the original
source. And ideally I want to capture those line breaks when generating
the output but I do not want to capture all the leading white spaces
that effectively represent formatting ie. Indentation to keep the XML

So as the stylesheet writer? Is it my obligation to strip away those
leading spaces? Ie. All spaces before Please, green, This, with, I,

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