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Subject: AW: Matching text nodes with only whitespaces
From: "Huditsch Roman" <Roman.Huditsch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2005 17:17:12 +0100
matching text
 Ah, good hint.
Thank you very much Andrew.
Just forgot about that....

> -----Urspr|ngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Andrew Welch [mailto:ajwelch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 3. Februar 2005 17:13
> An: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Betreff: RE:  Matching text nodes with only whitespaces
>
>
>
> > I am really sorry for all the troubles, but we had some whitespace
> > issues with XML Spy.... First I thought that my normalizing
> stylesheet
> > doesn't work properly, but fortunately it does. There are
> interesting
> > things going on, if you decide to "pretty-print" your XML
> documents...
> >
> > The problem with normalize-space was the following:
> > We first generated FO documents including nodes like <marker> '' 13
> > </maker> These documents were pretty printed via XML Spy,
> so there was
> > whitespace which we wanted to get rid off (since it was
> output in our
> > PDFs). If we would have used
> >
> > <xsl:template match="text()">
> > 	<xsl:value-of select=""normalize-space(.)"/> </xsl:template>
> >
> > we would have got
> > <marker>'' 13<marker>
> >
> > Or is my understanding of normalize-space incorrect?
>
> Have a look at <xsl:strip-space elements="*"/>
>
> This strips presentational whitespace (whitespace only text
> nodes) from the source document, which I think is what you're after.
>
> cheers
> andrew

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