[xsl] Controlling Whitespace in IE

Subject: [xsl] Controlling Whitespace in IE
From: "Spencer Tickner" <spencertickner@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 09:55:17 -0800
Hi Everyone,

Thanks in advance for the help.

I'm having an issue with ie's translation of my xml document. With
this document:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="test.xsl"?>
	<sentencetext>blah <def>blah blah</def> blah blah <def>foo</def>

the foo and the bar are stuck together. I am using this stylesheet to
try and force them apart:

<?xml version='1.0'?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
<xsl:output media-type="html"/>

<xsl:variable name="cr"><xsl:text>

<xsl:template match="/">

<xsl:template match="sentencetext">
	<p><xsl:apply-templates/></p><xsl:value-of select="$cr"/>

<xsl:template match="def">
<a class="definition" href="something"><em><xsl:apply-templates/></em></a>

<xsl:template match="text()">
<xsl:when test="normalize-space(.) = ''"><xsl:text> </xsl:text></xsl:when>
<xsl:otherwise><xsl:value-of select="."/></xsl:otherwise>


IE does not seem to be translating the normalize-space funtion correctly.

For instance, when I put a 1 before the <xsl:text> </xsl:text> in
firefox I get 1's exactly where I would expect them and foo and bar
are seperated by a space. However in IE, no 1's appear. Does anybody
know of a hack or work around for this.


Victoria BC, Canada

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