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Subject: RE: return something x number of times
From: "Jesper Tverskov" <jesper@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 08:22:13 +0200
something with number
> If you want the characters concatenated without spaces, use
> <xsl:value-of select="$indent_4" separator=""/>, or use
> string-join($indent_4, "").

The string-join() solution works well in XMLSpy and solves my problem.
The "separator" solution does not work in XMLSpy.

Best regards,
Jesper Tverskov

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Kay [mailto:mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 12:06 AM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE:  return something x number of times

> In XSLT 2.0 (in XMLSpy) this markup:
> <xsl:variable name="indent_4" select="for $a in 1 to 4 return 'x'"/>
> Returns 'x x x x'.
> Why the whitespace?

Assuming XMLSpy is implementing the spec correctly, $indent_4 is a sequence
of 4 strings, not a string of 7 characters as you suggest. It comes out as a
string of 7 characters when you output it using xsl:value-of, because
xsl:value-of by default inserts spaces as separators between the strings in
a sequence. 

Michael Kay

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