[xsl] XML->XSL-> FO->PDF whitespace problems
Subject: [xsl] XML->XSL-> FO->PDF whitespace problems|
From: Michael Engelhart <mengelhart@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002 15:20:22 -0500
I've spent the last few hours searching the archives of this list and a
few others and can't find what I'm looking for.
I am using FOP 0.20.3, Xalan 2.2 to do XML->PDF transforms. I have an
element that is preformatted legacy text. It's got tabs and spaces and
linefeed/carriage returns. I want to output this in the PDF in the
Here's a sample:
CITY, STATE, ZIP
BEGIN SECOND PARAGRAPH
Now the reason I'm posting to this list is that I can take a xsl:fo file
and transform the text if I copy and paste it into the FO document and
then run FOP on it. The PDF that is generated is formatted perfectly.
But when I do the transform to FO dynamically with XSL, it removes all
the carriage returns/line feeds.
Here's the XSL that I'm using for the element:
<xsl:text> </xsl:text><xsl:value-of select="." />
I can't use linefeed-treatment property since FOP doesn't support it.
but the real issue I'm having trouble with is that it appears that
Xalan is stripping out the linefeeds which I thought the XSLT processor
isn't supposed to do.
I have also tried using xml:space="preserve" in the LegacyTextData
element which did nothing, I also added the disable-output-
escaping="yes" to the <xsl:value-of /> statement.
any tips on what's going on would be appreciated.
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