RE: disappearing line breaks within an element
This is now logged as a bug at https://sourceforge.net/tracker2/?func=detail&aid=2530978&group_id=29872&ati d=397617 and a patch to Saxon 9.1 is available. Michael Kay http://www.saxonica.com/ > -----Original Message----- > From: cavecatem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:cavecatem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] > Sent: 22 January 2009 17:03 > To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: disappearing line breaks within an element > > Dear List, > > I've been struggeling with an entity problem all day, and the > things I tried didn't work out. > > I'm working with Saxxon 8B and XSLT 2.0. > > I have an imput file wich contains XML-output from a sybase database. > Long text fields may contain line breaks which appear in the > XML as
> > > Example: > <UserField Type="longtext" Name="some name">I'm a veeery long > text.I'm a veeery long text in some text.I'm > a veeery long text in some text.I'm a > veeery long text in > some text.
I'm a veeery long text > in .I'm a veeery long text in some text.I'm a veeery long > text in some text.I'm a veeery long > text in .
I'm a veeery long text in > .I'm a veeery long text in some > text.I'm a veeery long > text in some text.I'm a veeery long > text in.</UserField> > > When I transform the XML to HTML, they just dissappear. > I searched in the mailing list archive and I seem to have > understood that when the file is parsed, the
becomes a > line break. I suppose this is why I fail with the following > tokenization? > > <xsl:for-each select="fn:tokenize(.,'
' )"> > <xsl:if test="(fn:string-length(fn:normalize-space (.)) > 0)"> > <xsl:value-of select="."/> > <br/> > </xsl:if> > </xsl:for-each> > > > If so, how do I do this? > > I also tried using a character map, but still it does not work out. > <xsl:character-map name="break"> > > <xsl:output-character character=" " > string="&nbsp;" /> > <xsl:output-character character="
" > string="<br/>"/> > > > </xsl:character-map> > > Someone mentioned that with XSLT 2.0 there was a way to > convert the parsed entity back to an entity, but I didn't > understand how and where I would have to do that. > Could someone explain or point me to a book? I tried with > Frank Bongers' but unfortunately, I haven't found anything > dealing with line break codes within an element (the > ebook-Version my library provides has no bookmarks or > cross-references which makes it rather unwildy, so maybe I > failed to find it). > > I'd appreaciate any help (and will remember to send my > thanks to the list address and not the digest address as > happend last time ;-) > > > Regards > CJ
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