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Subject: Re: Translating the new lines to line breaks with HTML transformation
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2011 10:51:02 -0500
Re:  Translating the new lines to line breaks with HTML
At 2011-12-09 15:02 +0000, Soyer, Muhammed A. wrote:
I am using XSLT 1.0 and using is not an option at this time.

I'm assuming you mean not using XSLT 2.0.

I have XML data as below and I need to transform to HTML. I want to insert line breaks for the DATES field for the new lines while transforming. I tried to use translate but it only replaces one character with another character.

I am very new to XSL, any suggestion would be great..

You need a recursive call that walks through the text node looking for newlines at the end of each line. XML processing normalizes end-of-line sequences to be a newline on all platforms. The recursive call keeps calling itself until all the newlines are processed.

I hope the example below helps. I would note that very rarely will you ever need to address text() nodes directly (there is a recent thread on this), and when using select using "./*" is no different than using "*".

. . . . . . . Ken

T:\ftemp>type soyer.xml
<?xml version="1.0"?>
  <DATES>Thu 2005-09-01 - Wed 2005-11-30
Fri 2006-09-01 - Sun 2006-12-03
Tue 2011-11-01 - Sat 2011-12-17</DATES>

T:\ftemp>xslt soyer.xml soyer.xsl
<table border="1">
<tr bgcolor="cyan">
<td>High Season</td>
<td>Thu 2005-09-01 - Wed 2005-11-30<br>Fri 2006-09-01 - Sun 2006-12-
03<br>Tue 2011-11-01 - Sat 2011-12-17
T:\ftemp>type soyer.xsl
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
<xsl:output method="html"/>
<xsl:template match="/">
<table border="1">
<tr bgcolor="cyan">
<xsl:for-each select="/ROWSET/ROW[1]/*">
<th><xsl:value-of select="name()"/></th>
<xsl:for-each select="/ROWSET/*">
<xsl:for-each select="./*">
<xsl:call-template name="split-text">
<xsl:with-param name="text" select="."/>

<xsl:template name="split-text">
  <xsl:param name="text"/>
    <xsl:when test="contains($text,'&#xa;')">
      <xsl:value-of select="substring-before($text,'&#xa;')"/>
      <xsl:call-template name="split-text">
        <xsl:with-param name="text" select="substring-after($text,'&#xa;')"/>
      <xsl:value-of select="$text"/>


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