Re: [xsl] monotonous nbsp coding
At 04:36 PM 11/13/2002, you wrote:
Greg Faron <gfaron@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> <xsl:if test="string-length() = 0">
^^ Is this a typo?
No. When called without an argument, the context node is converted to a
string and used as the argument. There are many alternative ways to test
whether the string value of the context node is the empty string, I simply
carried the one that the OP used so as not to confuse the reference. Other
string(.) = ''
normalize-space() = ''
normalize-space(.) = ''
normalize-space(string-length(.)) = 0
Wendell posted "not(string())", but according to topxml.com (I know,
it's not the canonical source), a call to string() with no arguments always
returns the empty string. I haven't verified that one either way...
Actually, I would rather put the "td" element into the named template,
I left it out in case the calling template would care to modify
attributes of 'td' such as rowspan or width. Personal choice, I guess.
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