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[xsl] XML apparently cannot be used for general text markup: whitespace gripe
Subject: [xsl] XML apparently cannot be used for general text markup: whitespace gripe|
From: "Chad Jones" <chad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 16:06:29 +0200
I've noticed a lot of xml-derived web pages out there have screwed up
whitespace (words crammed together or an incorrect space before ending
My conclusion is that blocks straight text (such as paragraphs) cannot be
further marked up with XML without screwing up spacing.
For example, can anyone get this simple document into HTML without either
removing required spaces or adding inappropriate spaces?
Is his name really <first>John</first> <last>Doe</last>?
Either you will end up with:
"Is his name really JohnDoe?"
which is wrong, or:
"Is his name really John Doe ?"
which is also wrong.
Of course, this is a very simple example. In real-life situations bad
whitespace causes really nasty problems. Of course, I'm pretty new to XSL
so maybe I just can't read the directions. Here's my XSL example:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
Does anyone know of a work-around for this common problem?
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