Re: Empty Elements
On 11 Oct 2005 09:58:45 +0100, Colin Paul Adams <colin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > >>>>> "Andrew" == andrew welch <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx> writes: > > >> > Which is basically the same as <AAA></AAA>, but is > there a > >> way i can preserve the <AAA></AAA> format > instead of the > >> <AAA/> format in thr output? > >> > > >> > >> No. > > Andrew> Unless..... you use the 'xhtml' output method from xslt > Andrew> 2.0 > > Well, that depends upon the element concerned, and you don't get a > choice. > If the content model for the element is not EMPTY, then it is > serialized as <p></p> (for example), but if it is EMPTY, then it must > be serialized as <br /> (for example). True - whether it's useful or not comes down to the requirements - if they are to prevent <script/> and <div class="bold"/> style problems then it works really well (which is usually the case). If it's so some homemade XML parser doesn't break parsing the output, then well...
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