Re: [xsl] XSL output method="text" and indent preservation

Subject: Re: [xsl] XSL output method="text" and indent preservation
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2001 09:49:30 +0100
> How can the indentation from the source xml file can be preserved in this
> case. Any pointers please?

that's what happens by default. But you are explictly not copying the
white space text nodes that contain the indentation.

        <childelement> childvalue </childelement>

so the first two children of <myelement> are
1) a text node containing a newline and 8 spaces
2) an element node (childelement)

The default <xsl:apply-templates/> would apply templates to all child
nodes, including text, and the default rule on text would copy the text
node to the result, but you went:

<xsl:value-of select="childelement"/>

which just selects the element nodes and doesn't extract any of the text
nodes from the source. Since you use value-of it would also discard
all but the first childelement.


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