[xsl] Re: newline [\n] to <br />

Subject: [xsl] Re: newline [\n] to <br />
From: "scott" <scott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 01:06:17 +0100
Duh...i got it :)

<xsl:call-template name="break">
<xsl:with-param name="text">
<xsl:value-of select="body"/>

The faq needs to be a bit clearer for idiots like me ....

What the heck is :

<xsl:template match="text()">
   <xsl:call-template name="break">

That about then??? Still after recommendations for books though please.

-----Original Message-----
From: scott [mailto:scott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 23 October 2003 23:51
To: 'XSL-List@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: newline [\n] to <br />

Im very new to this, so apologies for what I know must be a dumb question,
but i can't find anything solid anywhere; I've looked at the faq but I cant
get it working.

I need to replace \n newlines in some output from a MySQL db - ive tried
doing this in php (wrong idea I guess) before passing to the parser, but
that doesn't work. So I find this:

code from faq [replace]...

<xsl:template match="text()">
   <xsl:call-template name="break">

<xsl:template name="break">
   <xsl:param name="text" select="."/>
   <xsl:when test="contains($text, '&#xa;')">
      <xsl:value-of select="substring-before($text, '&#xa;')"/>
      <xsl:call-template name="break">
          <xsl:with-param name="text" select="substring-after($text,
	<xsl:value-of select="$text"/>

my (simple!) stylesheet ...

<xsl:template match="/">
/* more html / xsl:value-of's here...
<xsl:value-of select="body"/>
<xsl:if test="links">
<xsl:for-each select="links/url">
<xsl:element name="a">
<xsl:attribute name="href">
<xsl:value-of select="location"/>
<xsl:value-of select="text"/>
</xsl:element>&nbsp;<xsl:value-of select="comment"/>
/* more html / xsl:value-of's here...

this ::  <xsl:value-of select="body"/> :: is what I want to parse for
newlines and replace with html breaks on output(outputting to xhtml); ive
tried dropping the template in to replace the above line, using part of it
(the choose etc), adding the template outside the existing one.... I can't
get it to work, and I cant find any info on the web that isn't either
completely basic, or over my head at this stage.
Please, how do I USE this template with regards to an existing one??
Any recommendations for books would be appreciated too.


scott mathieson 

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