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Re: [xsl] Is it possible to get " " in output rather than the encoded character?
Date: 5/19/2004 5:40:00 PM
is it reasonable to expect a processor to leave 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 -- The LaTeX Companion http://www.awprofessional.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=0201362996 http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0201362996/202-7257897-0619804 ________________________________________________________________________ This e-mail has been scanned for all viruses by Star Internet. The service is powered by MessageLabs. For more information on a proactive anti-virus service working around the clock, around the globe, visit: http://www.star.net.uk ________________________________________________________________________