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Re: [wtp-dev] XSL formatter stops formatting

Campbell, Lance wrote:
In an XSL when you use &#xA0; it puts the value of "nbrsp;" in the generated HTML.  This is important because it preserves the spaces.  When I use the command <xsl:text> it does not preserve the spaces.  Is there some way to get around this issue as an XSL editor?
xsl:text be recognized by the formatter as a Preserve space element already. However, you can specifically tell it by adding the xml:space="preserve" attribute to the xsl:text element.

Again, I think we have to fix the formatter issue bug that was described earlier in the XML Formatter to fix this. If you are using another formatter and doing reformatting with a stylesheet, you can and probably should add xml:space="preserve" to the text elements. This article should help a bit:


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From: wtp-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:wtp-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of frode@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 3:43 PM
To: General discussion of project-wide or architectural issues.
Subject: Re: [wtp-dev] XSL formatter stops formatting

“&#xA0; is not a legal character to have inside any XML, so that the formatter stops formatting when hitting this charachter is no surprise. Any other well-behaved xml-parser will also stop parsing the XML when hitting this.

Just try to open the file in any browser, and it will report illegal character... IE will actually render the most of it, but will have 'error'-comment down to the left. Firefox will not display it at all.

If You should try to create a DOM-tree with Jdom, and try to insert this character inside any element it would throw an exception at You.

In short; You will have to avoid this charcter inside any XML-document..


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The XSL formatter stops formatting when it encounters “&#xA0;”.  This would seem like a trivial issue but we have very complex XSLs.  If I cannot get around this issue I don’t think I will be able to use this tool for XSL editing.  Is there something I can do to resolve this issue in preferences?  Am I posting this issue to the correct place?


Lance Campbell
Project Manager/Software Architect
Web Services at Public Affairs
University of Illinois
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