Re: [xsl] Stripping whitespace within a text node

Subject: Re: [xsl] Stripping whitespace within a text node
From: tcn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Trevor Nash)
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001 14:57:00 GMT
>Is there any way to eliminate the whitespace in the middle of a text node? 
>For example, we want " a  b  c  " to give the output "abc".
>Thanks in advance,
Copied almost verbatim from Mike Kay's book (any mistakes are sure to
be mine) use the XPath translate() function :-

    translate (., '	

', '')

(assuming . is the text node you are interested in)

The hieroglyphs are space, tab, newline, carriage return.  In theory
you never see the carriage return, but I suppose it does no harm.

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