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RE: tag minimisation

Subject: RE: tag minimisation
From: "Robert Koberg" <rob@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 09:52:08 -0700
RE:  tag minimisation

test for text(), if it is there write out the element, else don't.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Andrew Welch
> Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 8:27 AM
> To: Xsl-List (E-mail)
> Subject:  tag minimisation
> When elements like <div></div> get minimised by the processor to <div/>
> it's *really* frustrating.
> I cannot stress how annoying it is to find that because you have an
> element in your data that is empty, you get a minimised ouput element
> where all following elements 'inherit' the style...
> For example:
> <div style="font-weight:bold"/>
> <div>foo</div>
> will give you a bold 'foo'.
> I appreciate that html/css is at fault, but surely its easy to add a
> minimisation='no' extension until browsers catch up...?  That or
> continue the advice of 'add a space to the end of the element to prevent
> it getting minimised'...
> At the moment I can see no real benefit of enforcing minimisation.
> cheers
> andrew
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