[xsl] Formatting XSL for XML to CSV translation

Subject: [xsl] Formatting XSL for XML to CSV translation
From: "Stuart Jones" <stuart.jones@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 15:46:50 +0100
Dear xsl-list

I am new to XSL and have been playing for a few days, using for my education the web (brilliant tool that it is). I want to use XSL to transform an XML document (generated by the ADODataSet.SaveToFile() method) into CSV format. All pretty straightforward for a novice, and I've achieved what I'm after - but I have an aesthetic question.

For readability I would prefer the XSL file to look nicely nested like this:

  <xsl:variable name="new_line" select="'&#013;'"/>
  <xsl:template match="/">

    <xsl:for-each select="xml/rs:data/z:row">
      <xsl:value-of select="@field1"/>,
      <xsl:value-of select="@field2"/>,
      <xsl:value-of select="@fieldn"/>
      <xsl:value-of select="$new_line"/>


Unfortunately, this means that each value ends up on its own line. Placing each element in one long line in the XSL solves the problem but is hard to read (to say the least).

Any ideas?


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