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Old April 28th, 2006, 08:24 AM
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The code:

  <name>
    <xsl:value-of select="name"/>
  </name>

creates a copy of the input <name> element if there is one (assuming its content is text only), and creates a new empty <name/> element otherwise. That was my reading of your requirements. If the text-only assumption isn't valid, it would be better to do:

  <name>
    <xsl:apply-templates select="name/node()"/>
  </name>

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