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Old April 28th, 2008, 11:58 AM
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Default for-each carriage returns

I am having trouble with a for-each loop adding a carriage return after each iteration. Is this the default behavior for for-each loops? Can it be avoided? I am creating a PDF from the transform and I do not want line breaks between each anchor tag.

<xsl:for-each select="key('indexlist', text())">
    <xsl:element name="a">
        <xsl:attribute name="href">#indexterm-<xsl:number level="any"/></xsl:attribute><xsl:text />
<a href="#indexterm-1"/>
<a href="#indexterm-2"/>
<a href="#indexterm-3"/>
<a href="#indexterm-4"/>
<a href="#indexterm-5"/>
What I would like to see
<a href="#indexterm-1"/><a href="#indexterm-2"/><a href="#indexterm-3"/><a href="#indexterm-4"/><a href="#indexterm-5"/>
Old April 28th, 2008, 12:15 PM
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There are alternatives but the simplest would appear to be:[code<xsl:for-each select="key('indexlist', text())">
    <xsl:element name="a">
        <xsl:attribute name="href">#indexterm-<xsl:number level="any"/></xsl:attribute</xsl:element></xsl:for-each>[/code]


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Old April 28th, 2008, 12:24 PM
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Putting them all on the same line gives the same output.
Old April 28th, 2008, 12:27 PM
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Try at the top level looking for an <xsl:output> instruction.

If one does exist then add one like the following:

<xsl:stylesheet ...>
<xsl:output indent="no"/>

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Old April 28th, 2008, 07:31 PM
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The only reason I can think of why you would get newlines here is if you have specified <xsl:output indent="yes"/>. If you have, change it.

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