Re: [xsl] Extra newline remove on text nodes

Subject: Re: [xsl] Extra newline remove on text nodes
From: Brendan Benke <bbenke@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 12:03:46 -0400
that is a good idea.

does this issue of extra newlines occur only with xalan or do other transformers exhibit the same behavior. is this in the spec?

omprakash.v@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

        In stream processing languages like sed,awk etc, the blank lines
are filtered by matching against the RegEx (^$). Maybe you can use the
exslt function 'tokenize' on your attribute with the newline character as
delimiter and then join the individual tokens which have length greater
than 0. Seems round about but just thought I'd mention.


David Carlisle To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <davidc@xxxxx cc: (bcc: omprakash.v/Polaris)> Subject: Re: [xsl] Extra newline remove on text nodes 04/12/2005 06:57 PM Please respond to xsl-list

yes, that removes ALL newlines. I would like to preserve the original
newlines while not adding the extra two.

normalize-space() converts a run of newlines to a space. Even if you kept a newline in the attribute value it would be reported as a space by an XML parser when the result tree is used, so it may be that using normalize-space is all you need.

Note also that

<xsl:attribute name='name'>
<xsl:value-of disable-output-escaping="yes"

d-o-e is specified to have no effect on attribute values.

Otherwise it would probably be simpler to look to the definition of your
extension function
rather than try to correct teh output of that function with xslt1's
somewhat limited string handling.


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