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Subject: Re: [xsl] problem with scientific notation and leading whitespaces
From: Silvio Abruzzo <silvio.abruzzo@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:47:45 +0200

Dear Ken,

Thank you for your prompt answer. Indeed, you solution works but I
would like to have a more general solution. The problem is that my
real xslt file has hundred of calculations and I cannot adapt all
places.

Kind Regards,
Silvio

On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 3:42 PM, G. Ken Holman
<gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Have you tried:
>
>   <xsl:value-of select="normalize-space( Apples * Bananas )"/>
>
> ... in which the expression is translated into a string and then the leading
> and trailing white-space characters are removed.
>
> I hope this helps.
>
> . . . . . . . Ken
>
>
> At 2013-07-18 15:34 +0200, Silvio Abruzzo wrote:
>>
>> Dear All,
>>
>> I have a problem with the following example
>>
>> $ cat testLarge.xml
>> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
>> <Refrigerator>
>>   <Apples>5000000000</Apples>
>>   <Bananas>10000000000000000</Bananas>
>> </Refrigerator>
>>
>> $ cat testSmall.xml
>> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
>> <Refrigerator>
>>   <Apples>5</Apples>
>>   <Bananas>10</Bananas>
>> </Refrigerator>
>>
>>
>> $ cat collect.xslt
>> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
>> <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
>> xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
>>     <xsl:output method="xml" indent="yes"/>
>>     <xsl:template match="Refrigerator">
>>       <xsl:value-of select="Apples * Bananas" />
>>     </xsl:template>
>> </xsl:stylesheet>
>>
>> $ xsltproc collect.xslt testLarge.xml
>> <?xml version="1.0"?>
>>  5e+25
>>
>> $ xsltproc collect.xslt testSmall.xml
>> <?xml version="1.0"?>
>> 50
>>
>> The problem that you may notice is that when I use testLarge.xml the
>> resulting value contains a leading whitespace, i.e. it is something
>> like " 5e+25". Instead, with small numbers I obtain "50" without
>> leading whitespace.
>>
>> Is this a bug? Should or could I configure something in order to not
>> have this problem? I would like to NOT have the leading whitespace.
>> Note that it is not acceptable to have a function which removes the
>> whitespace, the reason is that in my real xml file I have already
>> hundreds of fields and I cannot modify all of them by hand. It would
>> be acceptable a global solution.
>>
>> Here my data
>> $ xsltproc --version
>> Using libxml 20900, libxslt 10127 and libexslt 816
>> xsltproc was compiled against libxml 20900, libxslt 10127 and libexslt 816
>> libxslt 10127 was compiled against libxml 20900
>> libexslt 816 was compiled against libxml 20900
>>
>> Thank you very much for your answer.
>> Kind regards,
>> Silvio
>>
>> --
>> Abruzzo Silvio
>> silvio.abruzzo@xxxxxxxxx
>
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