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Subject: Re: [xsl] Fwd: Over/under trimming of whitespace
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2002 10:23:11 +0100


> says "The normalize-space function returns the argument string with 
> whitespace normalized by stripping leading and trailing whitespace 
> and replacing sequences of whitespace characters by a single space."
> 
> I was expecting a single space and not an empty string - it definitely
> did this with Saxon,

you sure saxon did that??? I claim that an initial space is a leading
space
so is stripped by the first clause you quote above, the replacing of
sequences by a single space happens after that stripping, so in this
case it doesn't happen at all as there is no string left by then.

David

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