RE: Preserve HTML formatting when apply-templates in
David: Wow! This works: <xsl:copy-of select="$ui_review"/> Problem solved (and lesson learned). Question: Can you think of a sensible use of "disable-output-escaping"? Wow, thinking about all the uses I've made of it and now thinking that they all should/could become copy-of(s). Hmmmm... thanks for the re-alignment David. Karl -----Original Message----- From: David Carlisle [mailto:davidc@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: Friday, August 06, 2004 7:33 AM To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: Preserve HTML formatting when apply-templates in variabl The reason I did not include the last template is because I was testing the result of the template match "review" by writing out my variable like this: <hr/> <xsl:value-of select="$ui_review" disable-output-escaping="yes"/> <hr/> bad idea: Using value-of always produces the _string_value_ and as its a string it never produces any markup in the result, XSLT coerces element nodes to a string by forgetting the elements and just taking the character data. You want copy-of not value-of secondly it's always a bad idea to use disable-output-escaping. Unless you are in very special circumstances (such as not producing XML at all) Then it's almost always a sign of an error in the design somewhere. David ________________________________________________________________________ This e-mail has been scanned for all viruses by Star Internet. The service is powered by MessageLabs. For more information on a proactive anti-virus service working around the clock, around the globe, visit: http://www.star.net.uk ________________________________________________________________________
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