RE: [xsl] xsl:sequence

Subject: RE: [xsl] xsl:sequence
From: "tom tom" <tomxsllist@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 09:18:13 +0100
OK I see, I was thinking of implementations which don't have such semantic markup:

<p>This is <b>bold</b> text.<br />And this has no formatting</p>

This would be rendered as 'This is bold text.And this has no formatting'.

Using an apply-templates method would allow you to match on the br tag and add a space.

From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Subject: RE: [xsl] xsl:sequence
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 18:04:14 +0100

> I understand what you are saying. I would have thought using
> xsl:value-of to obtain the text from
> <p><i>This</i> is <b>bold</b> text</p>
> is pretty bad practice though and unextensible in the future.

No, it's excellent practice if you're using "mixed content" (specifically,
inline markup giving properties of individual words or characters where you
want to ignore these properties), and it makes your code resilient to the
introduction of new properties.

Michael Kay

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