RE: Can I force XSLT to output the long-form of an ele
[Chris Loschen] > Yes, I know that '<a id="page-1"></a>' and '<a id="page-1" > />' are supposed > to be equivalent, > but one of the tools my users use (XMetaL) doesn't. It throws > a validation > error for '<a id="page-1" />' > but not (interestingly enough) for '<br />'. My reading of > what they're > trying to do is that they > say that the shorthand form is allowed if and only if the element is > defined as EMPTY in the > associated DTD. > > In any case, I need to provide the long-form of such elements > or my users > can't edit the files > in XMetaL. Well, the "a" element is not supposed to be empty, so you could put a single space, or let in enclose an entire element rather than just mark a point in the document. The XML 1.0 Rec says this about the empty elements - XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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