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Re: [xsl] White space

Subject: Re: [xsl] White space
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 16:01:57 GMT

If you render this (having set the white space properties to preserve stuff

  <fo:block font-family="Helvetica" font-size="14pt" space-after="0.05pt">
  <fo:inline font-weight="bold">First Line</fo:inline>

in a FO engine then there will be a line break after "First Line"

However if this is the content of an XSL teplate the resulting output in
the FO file will be

  <fo:block font-family="Helvetica" font-size="14pt"
   ><fo:inline font-weight="bold">First Line</fo:inline></fo:block>

and so the FO preserve space properties will have no effect as there is
no line end to preserve.

this is because the default behaviour is to strip white space text nodes
in a stylesheet.

You can add newlines explitly with 
or, if you are feeling brave, set xml:space="preserve" on the template,
so white space nodes in the template get copied to the output.


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