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Hi all,

I'm very new to XSLT and I have the following code the renders the following:

<xsl:if test="$fieldtitle"></xsl:if>
                    <xsl:choose>
                        <xsl:when test="$fieldtype='url'">
                            <a href="{$fieldvalue}">
                                <xsl:value-of select="$fieldvalue" />
                            </a>
                        </xsl:when>
                        <xsl:when test="$fieldtype='user'">
                            <xsl:value-of select="$fieldvalue" disable-output-escaping="yes" />
                        </xsl:when>
                        <xsl:otherwise>
                            <xsl:value-of select="$fieldvalue" />
                        </xsl:otherwise>
                    </xsl:choose>


It renders: apples;cherries;grapes,peaches

Instead I would like it to render as:

apples
cherries
grapes
peaches

Could I get some advice as to how to go about doing this? Thank you in advance for any help provided!
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Without seeing your source document I can't tell where the semicolons are coming from so I can't tell you how to get rid of them. (In fact I can't tell where the fruit names are coming from either.) You haven't even shown the code that declares the variables such as $fieldtype - there's simply nothing to go on here.

A couple of comments:

(1) <xsl:if test="$fieldtitle"></xsl:if>

An empty xsl:if is legal but totally useless.

(2) disable-output-escaping="yes"

You almost certainly don't want to be doing that. It's a low-level feature for advanced users only, and it makes your stylesheet less portable.

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