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Re: Escaping newlines in an XSL file

Subject: Re: Escaping newlines in an XSL file
From: Mike Brown <mike@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2002 13:12:38 -0600 (MDT)
escaping newlines in xml
ROBERTS Jeff wrote:
> > My problem is that if I break up the second line in the above code so that
> > there is one element per line  (for readability)
> > 
> > e.g.
> > 
> >   <xsl:value-of select="child::ELEMENT_1"/>,
> >   <xsl:value-of select="child::ELEMENT_2"/>,
> >    ...
> >   <xsl:value-of select="child::ELEMENT_n"/>
> > 
> > Then XSL will output the newlines found after each comma to the resulting
> > file.
> > 
> > Does anyone know a way I can break up the line above without having XSL
> > treat the New Lines as significant ?

You can do it this way:

<xsl:value-of select="ELEMENT_1"/><xsl:text>,</xsl:text>

or use the Tennison method, where xsl:text is essentially a no-op:

<xsl:value-of select="ELEMENT_1"/>,<xsl:text/>

Note you don't need to specify the child:: axis, as that is the default.

   - Mike
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