RE: [xsl] "Improve your XSLT coding five ways"

Subject: RE: [xsl] "Improve your XSLT coding five ways"
From: "Julian F. Reschke" <julian.reschke@xxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 09:43:47 +0100
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> Michael.Rohde@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Monday, January 22, 2001 8:58 AM
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> Subject: [xsl] "Improve your XSLT coding five ways"
> Hi,
> In the new tutorial by Benoît Marchal
> there is one chapter about HTML entities, and I don't understand
> why to use non-breaking space in such a complicated way. Until now, I
> simply used &#160; in XSL, which works fine and results in &nbsp;
> in the HTML output.
> The author recommends
> <xsl:text disable-output-escaping="yes">&amp;nbsp;</xsl:text></td>
> Why is that?

I don't understand why somebody would recommend that *unless* he absolutely
needs the representation as &-n-b-s-p-; in the output (however the author
doesn't state that this is the reason).

Besides, he forgets to mention that  disable-output-escaping my be ignored
by XSLT processors.


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