RE: [xsl] XSL 2.0 - value-of - xml:space="preserve"

Subject: RE: [xsl] XSL 2.0 - value-of - xml:space="preserve"
From: Robert Koberg <rob@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2008 06:59:39 -0400
On Fri, 2008-04-04 at 12:20 +0800, Michael Kay wrote:
> > The fact that this affects the 
> > XSL transformation output seems like a bug.
> No, it's not a bug. The XML specification is quite clear that
> xml:space="preserve" is there to tell the application that whitespace text
> nodes are significant. The application in this case is XSLT, and it's taking
> you at your word.

Apologies for being dense and dragging this on, but I seem to have a
fundamental misunderstanding. Can you or someone else explain where the
whitespace is with regard to the xsl:value-of in something like:

<script xml:space="preserve"/>
  <xsl:variable name="my-var">
      <xsl:when test="true()">1</xsl:when>
  var myvar=<xsl:value-of select="$my-var" separator=""/>;

To my eyes, there is no whitespace around the xsl:value-of and the
application is *not* taking me at my word.


> Michael Kay

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