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Re: Converting logical <em>s to physical <i>s (nesting

Subject: Re: Converting logical <em>s to physical <i>s (nesting problem)
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 23:54:44 GMT
span class x0

> How can I convert <em>s to <i>s, such that "nested" <em>s are either 
> italic or not italic as appropriate?  That is, I want

do you really have to flatten the structure of your sentences in this
way? An alternative would be to make em's all into 
<span class="x{count(ancestor::em) mod 2}">

and just arrange that class x0 and x1 toggle the italic/upright font

> By the way, what's the best was to "pass through" unknown tags?  I 
> currently use
>    <xsl:template match="*">
>    <xsl:element name="{name(.)}">

this is an example in the xslt 1 spec. replace your <xsl:element
by <xsl:copy>


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