AW: Matching text nodes with only whitespaces
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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