Subject: Re: [xsl] XSLT for usable yet valid XHTML|
From: Emmanouil Batsis <Emmanouil.Batsis@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2005 18:05:10 +0300
First off, greetings as I am new to this list. I may not be sticking around too long though, I should warn, as I may not be doing XSL dev full-time too much longer. But so long as I'm here I have a question.
We are using XSLT 1.0, parsed by jd.xslt, to transform XML into XHTML.
For output we are currently using <xsl:output method="html" etc... >
This obviously doesn't produce valid xhtml - the slash is removed from singleton tags, 'checked="checked"' is transformed to simply 'checked', and some other similar things. This is not surprising, since our method is set to "html", which defaults to html 4, but ideally we would like this not to be the case - we are fairly interested in making our XHTML as valid as possible.
So why, you ask, are we not using 'method="xml"'? This would solve the
above problems, true, but we've had problems with it because our content
is variable enough that we may have the situation of empty tags (i.e.
'<h3></h3>') being converted into singleton tags (i.e. <h3/>) by the