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Subject: Re: weird formatting and characters with <xsl:text disable-output-escaping>
From: Spencer Tickner <spencertickner@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 15:37:20 -0700
Re:  weird formatting and characters with <xsl:text  di
Ok David, thanks for the post.

I've removed the extraneous info. from my xsl. The sequence was in
fact left out for my small example, sorry about that.


On 4/26/05, David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Also Michael mentioned using output-method="text" and "disable-output
> > escaping" this is what I tried to do in my original attempt, but came
> > up with badly formatted output.
> since you are using xsl:output="text" you can remove all the d-o-e
> attributes as they have no effect on text output. escaping is only done
> in xml and html output so it's only there it can be disabled.
> That will make your stylesheet easier to read but not have any effect on
> the output.
> for similar reasns the omit-xml-declaration attribute is doing nothing
> here
> <xsl:output method="text" name="text" omit-xml-declaration="yes"
> encoding="us-ascii"/>
> the encoding attribute though will have an effect: if the system honours
> this attribute and outputs in ascii then if there are any non-ascii
> characters in the output tree you will get a fatal error. XML style &#
> character escapes are not available in text output mode.
> You have
>                         <xsl:sort select="sequence"/>
> but your sample input didn't have a sequence element, not sure if that's
> an error or just that your sample was small.
> David
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