Re: [xsl] testing for variable amounts of whitespace?

Subject: Re: [xsl] testing for variable amounts of whitespace?
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 19:27:16 +0100

> second - the questions: can i write an xpath expression to test for a
> variable amount of whitespace? how would i do such a thing?

If you've already used normalize-space() then you just need to test for
empty string, ie 
<xsl:if test="normalize-space(.)='')>&#160;</xsl:if>
If you want to check it wasn't originally empty
<xsl:if test="not(.='') and normalize-space(.)='')>&#160;</xsl:if>

> third - the relevent info: parser: MSXML 3 working in conjunction with
By default MS's DOM builder discards white space nodes, so your
stylesheet never gets to see them.


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