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Subject: Re: [xsl] White space
From: "Mark Williams" <mark@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 16:26:26 -0000


Thanks for the response.  I can't get this to work.  How exactly do I use
space="preserve"?  Where do I set it?  Is it possible to have a global

I note your comments on adding an explicit line command.  This would be a
little problematic with what we are doing, but could probably be done.  We
don't generally know what we are going to have to deal with.

What we would like is some general instruction that tells the stylesheet to
behave in the same was as would the FO engine.

I note your comments as to "feeling brave".  I always feel brave but as you
will have guessed from my earlier posts this is mostly the result of
ignorance.  If ever I can be enlightened to be called upon to be brave it is
greatly appreciated.

Thanks again,

Mark Williams

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Carlisle" <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 4:01 PM
Subject: Re: [xsl] White space

> If you render this (having set the white space properties to preserve
>   <fo:block font-family="Helvetica" font-size="14pt" space-after="0.05pt">
>   <fo:inline font-weight="bold">First Line</fo:inline>
>   </fo:block>
> in a FO engine then there will be a line break after "First Line"
> However if this is the content of an XSL teplate the resulting output in
> the FO file will be
>   <fo:block font-family="Helvetica" font-size="14pt"
>   space-after="0.05pt"
>    ><fo:inline font-weight="bold">First Line</fo:inline></fo:block>
> and so the FO preserve space properties will have no effect as there is
> no line end to preserve.
> this is because the default behaviour is to strip white space text nodes
> in a stylesheet.
> You can add newlines explitly with
> <xsl:text>&#10;</xsl:text>
> or, if you are feeling brave, set xml:space="preserve" on the template,
> so white space nodes in the template get copied to the output.
> David
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