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Re: [xsl] Semantics of deep-equal function
Subject: Re: [xsl] Semantics of deep-equal function|
From: Mukul Gandhi <gandhi.mukul@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 14:48:53 +0530
Thanks David for your comments.. I am happy with xsl:strip-space
elements="*". It works for me.
On 7/20/05, David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The results are as expected. It seems deep-equal considers white
> spaces significant. Is there any way I can do deep equals comparison
> ignoring the white spaces?
> The WG have had many comments on the official commentlist to teh efect
> taht deep-equal is essentially useless (and has been inconsistently, and
> differently, defined in every draft but the current one, as far as I can
> rememeber). the problem is that in any real case people don't want a
> fixed deep-equals they need to tune whetherwhite space or comments or
> attribute or whatever are considered significant.
> That said, you have a few choices.
> add xsl:strip-space elements="*" so that much of the white space in your
> input is ignored
> before using deep-equal process the nodes (into a variable) with a mode
> that normalizes space (ie do a modified identity trasform with a special
> template matching text().
> use a collation that considers white space insignificant. (I'm not sure
> what collations saxon currently offers)
> ignore deep-equal and write your own recursive function (this is likely
> to be more efficient than (b) but less efficient than eitherr (a) or (c).
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