Re: [xsl] Layout of text output.

Subject: Re: [xsl] Layout of text output.
From: tcn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Trevor Nash)
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 08:56:56 GMT
Hello Romain,

> I'm a bit new to that list and also new to xsl, so I hope my question 
> hasn't already been answered (I've unsucessfully browsed the faq's).
You probably looked for 'layout'.  You may have more luck with 'white

> My problem is as follows, I use xml to describe documents where terminals
> (text) are only stored in attribute of nodes. In other words there is no
> text node in my xml sources.

Ther are you know!  If you write "<x/>  <y/>" you get three nodes: the
second is a text node containing spaces.  This is quite likely to get
copied to the output because that is what the built-in template for
text nodes does.

Probably the easiest way to fix this in your case is to use the
xsl:strip-space element.  For other alternatives I would recommend the
section in Mike Kay's book XSLT Programmers Reference.

> I use xslt to produce a text output (using the
> java xalan2 processor). Basically, I want the layout of the output to only
> depend upon what I put in the xsl templates. However, I observe that the 
> form of the output is sensitive to the way the source is indented which is 
> quite unfortunate to me ! 
> Of course, the line "<xsl:output method="text" indent="no"/>" has no effect!
> Any hint would greatly helps!
> Thanks in advance,
>   Romain.
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