Re: [xsl] Use of separator

Subject: Re: [xsl] Use of separator
From: "andrew welch" <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2006 18:18:38 +0100
On 8/7/06, David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

you didn't show your input so i'll have to guess,

if the doc is

 <a>one<!-- here -->two</a>

and the current node is x then

element()/text() will select four text nodes with values "one" "two"
      "three" "four"
      <xsl:value-of select="element()/text()" separator=", "/>
will generate one text node with value
"one, two, three, four"

* will select three element nodes, each with name a and with string values "onetwo" "three" "four" so

<xsl:value-of select="*" separator=", "/>
will generate one text node with string value
"onetwo", "three", "four"

> Now i wonder why the result of the first expression contains no > separator while the other one does. Any explanations? presumably it selected a sequence of length 1, but without seeing the input it's hard to say.

Isn't it that adjacent text nodes are being merged before the separator is applied?

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