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Subject: Re: weird formatting and characters with <xsl:text disable-output-escaping>
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 23:30:23 +0100
xsl output text
> 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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