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Re: why no indent here

Subject: Re: why no indent here
From: Wolfgang Laun <wolfgang.laun@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 10:08:21 +0100
Re:  why no indent here
Or your (Symphony) data model isn't appropriate enough as it lacks
sufficient detail for expressing what kind of "text" your chunks of
text are.

For modelling a person's data you'd have fields for name, date of
birth, etc. But I think you are trying to model a blog, and for this
you might end up with fields like "body" (resulting in an ordinary
HTML <p>) OR with another thing "lines" that contains "line"
repeatedly. Given

<lines>
   <line>first line</line>
   ...
</lines>

it's easy to convert this to
   <p>first line<br/>...</p>

(I'd like to hear some opions from the Wizards on this list: Is it
worth doing all this if you can write it in HTML, add a nice CSS and
that's it? The "content" isn't going to need much maintenance - at
least I can't see it in *this* app. And consider what you have to
master either way.)

-W

On 12 December 2011 09:42, Roelof Wobben <rwobben@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> > Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 08:35:16 +0000
> > From: tgraham@xxxxxxxxxx
> > To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: RE:  why no indent here
> >
> > On Mon, December 12, 2011 7:59 am, Roelof Wobben wrote:
> > ...
> > > But it don't work well. If I do the <xsl:text> then the sentence after
> > > that will be without the line-break.
> >
> > Sorry, but I didn't understand that.
> >
> > ...
> > > When I have a xml piece of this :
> > >
> > > <body>Naam : Tamara Wobben
> > > Geboorte gewicht : 2000 gram
> > > Geboorte lengte : 44 cm.
> > > Geboortedatum : 1 september 2005
> > >
> > > </body>
> > >
> > > And I do <xsl:value-of select="body" or I do <xsl:copy-of
select="body">
> > > Then all the text will be displayed as this :
> > >
> > > Tamara Wobben Geboorte gewicht : 2000 gram Geboorte lengte : 44 cm
> > > Geboortedatum : 1 september 2005
> > >
> > > And not as the text in the xml file.
> >
> > I expect that the line breaks and extra whitespace are in the XHTML but
> > aren't being shown by your web browser: text nodes containing both
> > whitespace and non-whitespace text are not stripped, nor stripped of
their
> > 'extra' whitespace (unless you've slipped in a normalize-space() that you
> > haven't told us about, that is).
>
>
>
> No, I have give you the exact commands I have used.
>
> and in the xhtml there are no <br> tags so to my knowlegde the linebreaks
are not there.
>
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> >
> > You could output the content in a <pre>, though by default that would
come
> > out as monospaced text. You could then add CSS styles to use a
> > proportionally-spaced font with the <pre> if that's what you want.
> >
> > If you were using XSLT 2.0, you could use xsl:analyse-string to replace
> > the line breaks with <br /> elements. With XSLT 1.0, you could do much
> > the same thing with a recursive template that uses substring-before() to
> > find the text before the first line break, outputs that text and a <br
/>,
> > then calls itself with the substring-after() the first line break. When
> > there's no more line breaks, the template would just output the remaining
> > text.
>
>
> Oke, then I have to find or write myself such a recursive template that do
that. Symphomny works with xslt 1.0
>
> and to my knowlegde there are no plans to switch to xslt 2.0 because
Symphony uses the xslt from php.
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> Regards,
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>
>
> Roelof Wobben

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