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RE: [xml-dev] XSLT Preserve Space in Attributes

is it possible to preserve space in attribute values when passing them to a XSLT processor?
Attribute values are normalized according to XML rules before the XSLT processor gets to see them. This means newlines are converted to spaces. This means it isn't a good idea to put JavaScript code in XML attributes, because newlines in JavaScript are significant - for example, a newline can terminate a comment, so replacing it by a space is bad news.
Mike Kay