Re: Ignorable whitespace and XSLT
> Is this intended behaviour, yes > and if so, why? Very little of XSLT(1) depends on DTD declarations, the main thing being id() and even there there is the option of using key which is a more flexible alternative that doesn't rely on the dtd. In particular, the XML rec says: An XML processor MUST always pass all characters in a document that are not markup through to the application. A validating XML processor MUST also inform the application which of these characters constitute white space appearing in element content. so a non validating parser (which is probably the kind most often used with XSLT) need not report which white space nodes are in element content. Making this configurable (only) from XSLT makes it much easier to port stylesheets across different parsers, or at least it would have been if the parsers had implemented the XML spec as written. David ________________________________________________________________________ This e-mail has been scanned for all viruses by Star. 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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