Re: [xsl] Unanticipated Results from text()

Subject: Re: [xsl] Unanticipated Results from text()
From: "Manfred Staudinger" <manfred.staudinger@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 22:37:48 +0100
On 23/02/07, David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I found IE _is_ preserving the whitespace while with indent="no" the > whitespace gets striped.

Are you sure that isn't just an artefact of the white space being
_added_ by indentation, rather than white space being preserved.
I rely heavily on leading blanks of to original text. For example, if
you look at the source of
(which uses
for the client-side transformation), you see the element <zitat>
with only text and whitespace as content. The <zitat> is simply
transformed into a <blockquote> but the text is marked up with
various <p> or <pre>, dependent on the indentation (currently number
of leading blanks).

You can in fact turn off the stripping, even in IE via the xsl-stylesheet
PI where you don't have programmatic access to the parser, if you are
prepared to put xml:space="preserve" into the source document (eg on the
document element).
Good to know, a very interesting alternative indeed!


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