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Subject: Re: Getting a list of node Text()
From: Nicholas Orr <nick@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 19:28:38 +1000
Re:  Getting a list of node Text()
On 20/06/2007, at 6:40 PM, Andrew Welch wrote:

On 6/20/07, Nicholas Orr <nick@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I did know about normalize, but it doesn't suit this particular
situation, as I want to keep all of the spaces and returns within the
text block consistent, but remove anything that the XML output format
has added.  Essentially, I want to only grab the explicit data within
the CDATA section :

<![CDATA[Table 1::Number1 & Custom 1 & External ( "Menu-
Version"; "" ) & <Function Missing>]]>

You should really fix your XML at source - the whitespace surrounding the CDATA section is considered significant, so really you want:

<Calculation><![CDATA[Table 1.....on Missing>]]></Calculation>

It looks as though your XML has been indented/pretty printed -
whatever did that shouldn't really have put the cdata section on a new

I would say the correct solution would be to fix whatever wrote the
XML to disk, rather than patching it up at the transform stage.

Yes, I agree. The source I have no control over, other than to submit error reports and hope for the best. It's coming out of an app where I don't control the output.

But having investigated this I came to the same conclusion, and I'll submit some reports about it and see what happens.


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