Re: outputting spaces in html table cells

Subject: Re: outputting spaces in html table cells
From: Gary L Peskin <garyp@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 16:06:38 -0700
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Ladioss Sopp wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm a novice to XSL and my question concerns the following code:
>     <xsl:for-each select="listing/item">
>      <xsl:sort select="title"/>
>         <tr>
>             <td class="listing"> <xsl:value-of select="blah" /> </td>
>             <td class="listing"> <xsl:value-of select="blah2" /> </td>
>             <td class="listing"> <xsl:value-of select="blah3" /> </td>
>         </tr>
>     </xsl:for-each>
> There is some code before this that generates a table.  This is all fine and
> dandy except
> that if the value of "blah" is blank, and I was outputing this to html, then
> netscape would
> not handle blank <td/> fields in an elegant manner because it would shift
> the next column
> over one to replace the blank column.  Normally, I would insert an '&nbsp'
> between each <td>
> tag so that netscape would render a space and not ignore the cell, but as
> you know, '&' is
> reserved in xml.  I tried &amp;, but that doesn't render a space but rather
> the real '&'
> symbol.  So my question is what is the best way to solve this problem?  I
> have searched the
> list and found that perhaps I can use the disable-output-escaping="yes"
> feature/hack, but I
> am using the lotus xsl processor and it doesn't quite work, so I'm assuming
> that this
> feature is not available with the processor I'm using.  Any ideas?

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