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Re: XSL-FO / XSLT Transformations & Line Breaks in XML

Subject: Re: XSL-FO / XSLT Transformations & Line Breaks in XML
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 22:38:36 +0100
xsl fo linebreak
> Is there a more generic way of including a line break at any given point in 
> an XML tag? As would normally be done in HTML using the "<br/>" tag?

You presumably want to add a linebreak in element content, ie explictly
_not_ in a tag.

Unlike HTML, XML elements have no predefined meaning. If you are using a
predefined document type then it may have a linebreak element (for
example xhtml has a br element) you'd need to check the definition of
the format that you are using.

If your input is using a document format of your own construction you
can use any markup you like, such as 
<linebreakhere/>
and then add a template that converts that element to an html br

<xsl:template match="para1">
   <p>
<xsl:apply-templates/>
</p>
</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="linebreakhere">
<br/>
</xsl:template>

David

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