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Subject: Re: [xsl] White space
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 13:33:08 -0500

At 2004-01-14 15:05 +0000, Mark Williams wrote:
The xsl
file below will not do it.

The XSL file below does not describe a result template rule.


If change the first line to:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<fo:root xmlns:fo="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Format">

It renders to PDF exactly as I would expect it to.

Right ... because that is the document element of an XSL-FO instance.


I would have though the
fo:block would have rendered white space identically in both cases as it is
a fo property and not an XSL.  Can you please tell me what it is I need to
do to the file below to make it render white space correctly at all times.

Did you not think we were already trying to do so?


- <xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"
version="1.0" xmlns:fo="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Format">
- <fo:root>
- <fo:layout-master-set>
...

The above does nothing for XSLT except be considered an empty stylesheet.


Perhaps you wanted:

<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"
  version="1.0" xmlns:fo="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Format">
 <xsl:template match="/">
   <fo:root>
   ...
 </xsl:template>
</xsl:stylesheet>

Otherwise, you have an empty set of template rules engaging only the built-in template rules. The <fo:root> elements is bug a top-level foreign-namespace construct.

I hope this helps.

........................ Ken

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