Re: [xsl] Testing for following text()

Subject: Re: [xsl] Testing for following text()
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 01 Nov 2007 09:09:02 -0400
At 2007-11-01 13:50 +0100, Sascha Mantscheff wrote:
> well if you want it purely in the template match for <s> then you can do:
> match="s[(ancestor::b[1]//text())[last()] >> .]"
> ...but there's probably a neater solution where you work it out at the
> <b> level and then pass down a boolean as a tunnelled parameter.
Thanks a lot for this solution which works like a spell and also taught
me the ">>" operator. In the given context I prefer it to Ken's
procedural solution, but also thank you for that one.

Then I recommend you change it to the following:

match="s[(ancestor::b[1]//text()[normalize-space()])[last()] >> .]"

... so that you catch text nodes that have non-white-space characters, or alternatively that you ensure all white-space-only text nodes are removed from the source tree by either an <xsl:strip-space> instruction or at invocation.

I'm thinking that with the original proposal any indentation found in the source tree would allow the <s> to be matched.

. . . . . . . . . . . Ken

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