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Subject: Re: [xsl] White space
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 17:09:54 GMT


> Where do I set it? 
any parent element of the node that you want preserving eg

<xsl:template match="wibble" xml:space="preserve">
  <stuff>
     <otherstuff/>
   </stuff>
</xsl:template>

should generate 

...
  <stuff>
     <otherstuff/>
   </stuff>
...

rather than 

...<stuff><otherstuff/></stuff>...


> Is it possible to have a global setting?

you could set it in xsl:stylesheet but then all sorts of nodes get
preserved and the xslt 1 spec is less than clear on whether they are
good or bad, eg white space nodes between xsl:when elements in an
xsl:choose,
white space nodes before an xsl:param in a template (which is supposed
to be the first thing) etc. I seem to remember some threads from a while
back that suggested that different engines do different things here.

safer is not to use xml:space and instead use

<xsl:preserve-space elements="fo:*"/>

Then all fo: elements (including ones in the stylesheet) will get their
white space saved so in your case the newlines in fo:block should get
copied







-- 
http://www.dcarlisle.demon.co.uk/matthew

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