RE: [xslt] whitespace around IMG tag

I do not complain of IE here. I'm asking whether the behaviour of libXSLT is ok when adding newline between <img> and </div> when indenting output. 
>From my example 

<div><img /></div>

is transformed correctly as



<div><img /><img /></div>

is transformed as


see the extra newlines, which I guess is not correct.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jesse Pelton [] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 4:42 PM
To: ''
Subject: RE: [xslt] whitespace around IMG tag

What IE is doing is appropriate. It sees white space in element context, so
it renders it. White space between attributes in a tag will be ignored, and
multiple white space characters in content are compressed to a single space
(except in <PRE> elements, I think), but otherwise white space is rendered.
(Note that this is a simplification; see the spec for the complete rules.)

The bottom line, though, is simple: unless you want white space rendered,
don't include it.

Are you saying that the following HTML does not result in whitespace being


If so, that seems wrong. Furthermore, I'd expect whitespace before and after
the image, not just after. For what it's worth, I tend to rely on Mozilla's
interpretation of the standards, because it seems to have the best and most
complete (though still not perfect) implementation.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Novický Marek []
> Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 10:29 AM
> To:
> Subject: [xslt] whitespace around IMG tag
> Hi All,
> I'm running into trouble when using HTML output with INDENT turn on.
> A template 
> <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" 
> xmlns:xsl="">
> <xsl:output method="html" indent="yes" />
> <xsl:template match="/">
> <html>
> <body>
> <div><img /></div>
> <div><img /><img /></div>
> <div><img /><img /><img /></div>
> </body>
> </html>
> </xsl:template>
> </xsl:stylesheet>
> would produce following output:
> <html><body>
> <div><img></div>
> <div>
> <img><img>
> </div>
> <div>
> <img><img><img>
> </div>
> </body></html>
> The problem is that IE takes those newline between <img> and 
> </div> as a textnode, rendering some extra space around image.
> I know that similar problem has been discussed before and it 
> works fine when using a single <img> (inline) tag inside 
> <div>, <td> and other block tags.
> I also know I can turn off indenting in output, which helps.
> I wonder, whether this behavior is correct and if yes, 
> whether is there any other workaround to solve the problem.
> Thanks
> Marek 
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