[xsl] Re: Problem while inserting new lines

Subject: [xsl] Re: Problem while inserting new lines
From: Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 04:18:55 -0700 (PDT)
Seema Kumar wrote:

> I have included the <br / tag within my xml tags to indicate a new line.
>  I am handling it in my xsl as follows :
>  <xsl:template match="text"
>      <xsl:value-of select ="."/
>      <xsl:apply-templates /
>  </xsl:template
>  <xsl:template match="br"
>   <br/
>  </xsl:template
>  The problem is that all the br tags are matched at the end and they appear
>  as a cluster at the end of the text para.
Hi Seema,

Try to avoid using element names that are also keywords in XSLT/XPath.

In your case, you most probably wanted to match text nodes -- text() -- and not
elements named "text".

Here's the template that does what you wanted -- after the correction:

xml source:
 This is a sample . <br/>
 For testing

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform";>
    <xsl:output omit-xml-declaration="yes" />

    <xsl:template match="text()">
        <xsl:value-of select="." />

    <xsl:template match="br">
        <br />


 This is a sample . <br />
 For testing

If you really wanted to match "text" element nodes, then you should use 
<xsl:copy-of select="node()"/> instead of xsl:value-of. Then the template matching
"br" becomes unnecessary and will best be removed.

Dimitre Novatchev


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