Re: Inserting into a href tag

Subject: Re: Inserting into a href tag
From: Jeni Tennison <mail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2000 10:47:02 +0000

> This is the XML file:
> <product>
>    <prodnum>
>       US1234
>    </prodnum>
> </product>
> This value will need to be used in many places, such as this inside my XSL 
> file:
> <A href="/details/{prodnum}">
> I'm get output that looks like this:
> <A href="/details/%0A%20US1234%0A%20"}
> What am I doing wrong here?  I've tried references like {product/prodnum}, 
> but that returns a blank.  Is there something outside of this code that I 
> need to declare?

The HTML output method is a clever little beast and knows that the
content of an 'href' attribute is a URL, and should be escaped like
one.  You have four escaped characters that are making your URL look
funny: two %0A (line breaks) and two %20 (spaces).  This is because
the value for the href that you're putting in is:


which is due to the formatting of your source XML.
You can get rid of line breaks and spaces from the value using the
normalize-space() function.  So try:

<A href="/details/{normalize-space(prodnum)}">...</A>

instead.  Or change your source so that it's:


I hope that helps,


Jeni Tennison

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