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Re: [xsl] Is it possible to get " " in output rather than the encoded character?

From: David Carlisle <davidc@--------->
To:
Date: 5/19/2004 5:40:00 PM
is it reasonable to expect a processor to leave &nbsp;
  as precisely those characters when outputting in us-ascii.  I believe the
  answer to be yes.

The answer to that question may be yes, but it's not the question faced
by the implementors of the XML serialiser that you are trying to
influence with xsl:output.

& n b s p ; is a macro that is defined in the HTML and XHTML DTDs to be
character 160, that macro is expanded by the XML parser ('cause that's
what they do) so the XSLT engine never sees the nbsp reference, it just
sees the character 160.

So the question is not is it reasonable to leave nbsp as it is, but
rather is it reasonable to translate all characters with code 160 to
& n b s p ; on output. In html output that is explictly reasonable and
allowed but not mandated by the xslt spec.

David

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