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Cheers, Wendell

On Sun, May 8, 2022 at 3:59 AM Bauman, Syd s.bauman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <
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> Thanks for the thoughts, Dimitre. Could also use some other character
> (like b  (U+2420) or b$ (U+2424)) and convert it later. But in fact I have
> need to force a whitespace character on output. If I donbt mention it,
> client may not even notice that all of her PIs have lost a leading space
> after her files are bfixedb with my XSLT. But the spaces are summarily
> unimportant. (Although it does make me wonder how they got there in the
> first place. :-)
> ------------------------------
> Syd, I see two ways (if you really need to) to maintain a PI whose string
> value starts with a whitespace character:
>   1. Enclose this value in some strippable non-whitespace characters (say
> apostrophes or quotes), or,
>   2. If the value is guaranteed not to end with a space character, just
> use the reversed string value, and when you get that in your code, reverse
> it back.
> Hope this helps,
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