Re: [xsl] Result still indented despite indent="no"

Subject: Re: [xsl] Result still indented despite indent="no"
From: Mukul Gandhi <mukul_gandhi@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 08:19:48 -0800 (PST)
Hi David,
  Thanks for your response. I did some searching, and
found this link -

It mentions, MSXML 3.0 is XSLT 1.0/XPath 1.0
compliant. Hence IE 6 should show XSLT 1.0 behaviour
(since it uses MSXML 3.0).

But it shows a bug with xsl:preserve-space
instruction. Do you agree that it is bug?

You are saying IE 6's default setting for
preservewhitespace property is "false". Is it possible
to make it true? 
I found this example in MSXML4 SDK help, regarding
preserveWhiteSpace property -
var xmlDoc = new
xmlDoc.async = false;
xmlDoc.preserveWhiteSpace = true;

It seems, its possible to change preserveWhiteSpace
property with script only. 

You earlier gave this workaround in response to Mr.
Holman's query -
>if anyone knew how to trigger this in the browser
your answer -
"simplest (which is what I do) is to give in to
overwhelming force and stick xml:space="preserve" on
the top level element of your source file. Then
styling with a stylesheet refenced via the
xml-styleshet Pi more or less works as expected.

Plan b is to use xml-stylesheet PI to reference a
styleseet that generates a small html file that uses
javascript to reload the xml source after setting

So it seems, using scripts is 1st option to preserve
spaces in IE.. Or use xml:space="preserve" on the top
level element of source file (as you suggested). Or
use a JavaScript workaround as 3rd solution (as you

I feel, this will cause problem to develop
cross-browser applications..


--- David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > Since IE 6 is using MSXML 3.0 , which seems not
> 100%
> > XSLT 1.0 compliant, we are getting wrong result
> with
> > IE.
> Once again, No.
> The differences you are seeing are nothing to do
> with the difference
> between msxml3 and msxml4. they are to do with the
> setting of the
> preservewhitespace property. IE6 sets this to false
> (which is the
> default value) and if it is set to false msxml3 and
> msxml4 will both
> lose these spaces as has been stated many times in
> this thread.
> > Probably they will develop XSLT 2.0
> blogs from key microsoft developers indicate that
> there are no current
> plans to do an xslt2 implementation at microsft.
> David
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