Re: [xsl] Novice Question - matching entire text children

Subject: Re: [xsl] Novice Question - matching entire text children
From: Martin Honnen <Martin.Honnen@xxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 14:16:30 +0100
David Lee wrote:
XSLT 2.0
I have a problem (probably my own misuse of XSLT) but I run into cases where

<xsl:template  match="NODE/text()">


can match more then once in a row.   I have not debugged this yet to
determine if something more complex is really the culprit (probably is),
and the text nodes matched seem to be whitespace  " \n\t .."
But before I really start digging maybe someone could tell me offhand what
the *expected* behaviour is ?

If I have an element lik


is <xsl:template match="NODE/text()">

*supposed* to be called once and only once with the entire text children or
is it possible that it is called multiple times with chunks of data as the
processer sees fit. ?

Well if you have an element named "ELEM" then a match="NODE/text()" does not apply at all.
If you had match="ELEM/text()" then the template would apply to the single text child node of above "ELEM" element.
But you could have
<ELEM>some text
some more text
and some more text
in that case there are three text child nodes of the ELEM element the template could be applied to.


	Martin Honnen

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