RE: how to close html tags : link, meta,...
> > hi, > > i'm using xslt to transform an xml file into a html file > > my problem is that i really need to have the empty tags( meta, link, > > img,...) closed and I don't know how to do this... > > In which case you shouldn't transform to HTML. Use the "xml" output > method: > > <xsl:output method="xml" /> You will discover that using the xml output method will solve this particular issue, but cause you no end of html style issues, such as: <div style="background:blue"> <div/> </div> Will make everything after the outer <div> have a blue background. Of course this is perfectly legal xml, and to any xml aware receiving application <div/> and <div></div> are identical - but not to IE. IE will treat the empty element <div/> as an opening tag, the following </div> as its closing tag, and then everything that follows as children of the outer <div style="background:blue">. The only way to use the xml output method is to ensure each html tag doesn't get minimised, usually by placing a &_#160; in each template. This leads to formatting issues - say you really do wan't a blue background, you will notice lots of spaces with blue backgrounds. Or simply extra white space in the output. So you could use a zero width space, but make sure your encoding and font supports it. If that's not an option, you need to use an expression in the form of: <span style="background:expression(document.body.currentStyle.backgroundColor) ">&_#160;</div> Which is still a pain (and has a processing expense) but at least your output will look fine. Soon, (maybe now?) you will be able to use Saxon's xslt 2.0 xhtml output method with the backwards-compatibility mode @version="1.0" on your xslt 1.0 stylesheets, which will solve this issue. andrew XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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