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   Re: [xml-dev] Problem with XSLT

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XSLT and XPath questions would be better posted to the following list:


There are a number of subscribers who would enthusiastically respond to 
such questions.

There is also an *excellent* FAQ at:


Helpful information regarding the Microsoft MSXML DLL can be found at:


At 2003-04-14 19:15 +0530, Avinash Subramanya wrote:
>         <xsl:element name="newElement">
>              <xsl:attribute name="newAttrib">
>                   <xsl:value-of select="sampleElement/@attrib" />
>              </xsl:attribute>
>         </xsl:element>
>      Output XML generated is:
>      <newElement newAttrib="someValue">
>      </newElement>
>      I am using the XmlTextWriter to generate the output XML and the above
>problem arises when I set
>      XmlTextWriter.Indentation to Formatting.Indented. What could be the

The processor is injecting whitespace to accomplish the indentation, and 
the processor is improperly adding that whitespace to the empty element.

>      Expected output would be:
>      <newElement newAttrib="someValue" /> or  <newElement

Yes, I agree that would be expected.

Indentation is only important to people, not to processors ... is there a 
reason you have to have the result indented?

................... Ken

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