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Re: Selecting First Direct Sibling

Subject: Re: Selecting First Direct Sibling
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 14:14:31 -0400
Re:  Selecting First Direct Sibling
At 11:54 AM 8/21/2007, David wrote:
> Accordingly, the XSLT rule ..is to save all whitespace unless the
> stylesheet says to strip it,
Note though that that's the XSLT 1 rule, the rule got changed for XSLT2
in that it does strip by default white space from element content
specified in a dtd or schema (if the parser chose to read the dtd or
schema which is an aspect out of control of the stylesheet).

Yes sorry, I left out that small but sometimes important detail. The processor will Do the Right Thing For You iff:

  You are using XSLT 2.0
  You are using a schema-aware processor
  You have a schema
  The schema is parsed when the document tree is built

Note that this could be a good thing, or a bad thing, depending on whether you consider the functionality, or transparency and simplicity, to be the more important thing.

Those of us whose "schema-awareness" is the old-fashioned wetware sort can continue to control it ourselves. Like driving a stick shift instead of an automatic transmission.


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