RE: [xsl] Can I print well-formed XML/HTML in text output mode

Subject: RE: [xsl] Can I print well-formed XML/HTML in text output mode
From: "Nathaniel Stoddard" <nathaniel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2003 11:17:02 -0800
Well, that didn't work for me.  Let me show you a quick XML and XSLT files
so you can see what it is doing for me.

The XML file:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

        <p>Hey, dangit work!</p>
The XSLT file:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
    <xsl:output method="text"/>

    <xsl:template match="/test">
        <xsl:copy-of select="something" />
        <xsl:value-of select="something" />
The output:

        Hey, dangit work!
        Hey, dangit work!

The specs on the W3C website say that when I print out a node in text mode,
it will take the text values from each descendant node printing each.  As a
result, I should expect all my tags and attributes to be stripped, and all
the actual values of the tags to be concatenated together and lovingly spit

Of course I don't want this.  The copy-of solution didn't work for me.  But
then of course I'm not really sure what a p-node is, so maybe that's my

Anything else?

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Andreas L.
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Subject: RE: [xsl] Can I print well-formed XML/HTML in text output mode

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nathaniel Stoddard
> When I do the <xsl:value-of select="my_node" /> then it just does a messy
> output.  If "my_node" is "<p>Hey, this stupid thing won't work right</p>"
> then it will proceed to print "Hey, this stupid thing won't work
> right".  As

Actually, the stupid thing *is* working right if my_node is the p-node :)

> fun as that is, it doesn't look too nice later when it shows up on a
> webpage.  (I can't just put the <p> and </p> around the thing because the
> data in the node is PCDATA, so any html can be in there.)  I'd
> like a simple
> value-of statement, but apparently that's a no-go since it is in text mode
> and text mode will take the text only in all the descendent
> nodes, and leave
> out the tags.

Use <xsl:copy-of select="my_node" /> for this.

Hope this helps!



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