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Subject: RE: [xsl] Empty object
From: "Josh Canfield" <Josh.Canfield@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 10:48:26 -0800

If your output is being generated as you describe then there is a bug in your xsl processing stack (xml reader, processor, serializer). The more plausible cause is that your xsl code is mucking with the character. Without some sample xsl code that demonstrates the problem it's impossible to figure out what's wrong.

Try http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=xsl+nbsp

This problem has been thoroughly discussed in this list as well as others, a google search turned up a large number of applicable hits.

Josh

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Subject: Re: [xsl] Empty object


Michael Kay wrote:

>>my mistake SAX has nothing to do with my problem...rather Xalan.
>>
>>My input xml file contains empty elements that I need to carry the 
>>corresponding attribute values for each of these empty elements.
>>    
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>
>I'm sorry, I don't understand your English, could you explain it in XML?
>As I asked before, what does your input look like, and what do you want
>your output to look like?
>  
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>>Of course when my transform complete I am stuck with XHTML 
>>that contains 
>>my favorite NONbreaking Space character.
>>    
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>I don't understand the "Of course", I don't know why your output has
>NBSP characters, and I don't know why you want to get rid of them.
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>>Need to have my XHTML output to contain
>>
>><td style="bla" ..etc> {space currently is occupied by the 
>>NONbreaking 
>>Space character}. Need to replace when the actual element is 
>>empty the 
>>{NONbreaking Space character with a valid space holding character}
>>    
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>Is the input element empty, or does it contain a non-breaking space
>character? I am completely confused.
>
> 
>  
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>>Attempting to include the string <xsl:text 
>>disable-output-escaping="yes">&amp;amp;nbsp;</xsl:text> without much 
>>luck at the moment.
>>    
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>You said before that you didn't want NBSP characters, so why are you
>writing code that's designed to generate them?
>  
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>>What is a best practice method for first determining if a element is 
>>empty; then replace that NONbreaking Space character with a character 
>>that will parse properly with Xalan?
>>
>>    
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>If the element is empty then by definition it doesn't contain a
>non-breaking space character.
>
>Non-breaking space characters are perfectly legal in XML and will not
>cause Xalan any problems.
>
>Michael Kay
>
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Michael,

input xml file contains elements that are not empty but contain &nbsp;

<OBJECT>&nbsp;</OBJECT> This nonbreaking space character is needed to 
keep the space in this element.

When I run my transform the XHTML output contains <OBJECT>nbsp;</OBJECT> 
which of course is wrong. I need the final XHTML output to contain 
<OBJECT>&nbsp;</OBJECT>.

What do I need to add to my transform to assure that when my OBJECT 
element contains a nonbreaking space character ; my transformed XHTML 
output contains <OBJECT>&nbsp;</OBJECT>.

- Scott

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