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Re: differences in methods of inserting a space in HTM

Subject: Re: differences in methods of inserting a space in HTML produced from XSLT
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 12:14:43 -0500
amp space
At 2002-01-22 11:48 -0500, Saverio Perugini wrote:
What are the differences in the following methods of inserting a space into
an HTML file produced from an XML file and XSLT template with
<xsl:output method="html"/>?

<xsl:text disable-output-escaping="yes">&#xA;</xsl:text>

<xsl:text disable-output-escaping="yes">&amp;#xA;</xsl:text>

<xsl:text disable-output-escaping="yes">&amp;#160;</xsl:text>

<xsl:text disable-output-escaping="yes">&amp;nbsp;</xsl:text>

All produce the desired output just fine.

But you are using a feature of XSLT that is not required to be supported by a processor:


Ref. 16.4:

An XSLT processor is not required to support disabling output escaping.

What are the consequences of using each?

Someone using your stylesheet may not be using a processor that supports the attribute you've chosen to use. The consequence is that they will get that text as visible text in their result.


Is there a preferred/correct method?

None of the above.


Use &#160; or &#xA0; or &#xa0; (note your typos above) in your stylesheet and let the XSLT processor recognize the HTML output method and put out &nbsp; if it chooses to. Even if it doesn't choose to, it will still put out a character acceptable to user agents.

If you *really* want to see &nbsp; in your stylesheet, then create an entity declaration in the internal declaration subset of your stylesheet.

I hope this helps.

......................... Ken


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