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Subject: RE: [xsl] self closing elements with attributes
From: "Martinez, Brian" <brian.martinez@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 14:06:17 -0700

> From: annirack@xxxxxxx [mailto:annirack@xxxxxxx]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 1:22 PM
> Subject: [xsl] self closing elements with attributes
> 
> I have a template like this:
> 
> <xsl:element name="foo">
> <xsl:attribute name="bar">
> some foo
> </xsl:attribute>
> </xsl:element>
> 
> I have also tried:
> 
> <foo>
> <xsl:attribute name="bar">
> some foo
> </xsl:attribute>
> </foo>
> 
> Both give the same result:
> 
> <foo bar="some foo">
> 
> Which is a problem since it does not close the tag.

Unless something is horribly broken in your XSLT processor, I believe you're
misreading your output.  If your output is set to XML (the default if you
don't specify an xsl:output element), you should get a minimized empty
element:

<foo bar="some foo" /> (note the slash before the greater-than bracket)

Saxon omits the space between the attribute value and the slash:

<foo bar="some foo"/>

Either result is valid XML.

cheers,
b.

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