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XSLT problem with carriage return or line find characters??

Posted on 2004-10-09
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Basically, I have a VB .Net application in which I create a XML file which is transformed into a '.html' file using a XSL file based on data from several textboxes in the VB .Net app, one of the textboxes is a multi-line textbox.
Here is the data.xml file:

<?xml version="1.0" standalone="yes"?>
<dataroot>
  <Contacts>
    <Firstname>Steve</Firstname>
    <LastName>Thomas</LastName>
    <Address>1234 W. main St.</Address>
    <MobilePhone>312-555-2342</MobilePhone>
    <Notes>this should return
control characters
as they appear
</Notes>
    <HomePhone>321-555-2341</HomePhone>
  </Contacts>
</dataroot>

As you can see from the 'Notes' tag above, this data was inputed from a multi-line textbox and a return character was used after each line of text.

Here is the data.xsl file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
<xsl:template match="/">
<html>
  <head>
  <title>Information</title>
   </head>      
  <body>
  <h2>Information</h2>
 
<xsl:for-each select="dataroot/Contacts">
<p>
  <xsl:value-of select="Firstname" />
</p>
<p>
  <xsl:value-of select="LastName" />
</p>  
<p>
 <xsl:value-of select="Address" />
</p>
<p>
  <xsl:value-of select="MobilePhone" />
</p>
<p>
  <xsl:value-of select="Notes" />
</p>
<p>
  <xsl:value-of select="HomePhone" />
  </p>
</xsl:for-each>

  </body>
  </html>
  </xsl:template>
  </xsl:stylesheet>

Here is the data.html file:

<html>
  <head>
    <META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-16">
    <title>Information</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <h2>Information</h2>
    <p>Steve</p>
    <p>Thomas</p>
    <p>1234 W. main St.</p>
    <p>312-555-2342</p>
    <p>this should return control characters as they appear</p>
    <p>321-555-2341</p>
  </body>
</html>

The user hits return after every line of text in that multi-line textbox, but the XSL file ignores the carriage return characters.
So, I'd like to know how to change the XSL file so, it would replace every carriage return or line-feed character with a '<br>'. The HTML should look exactly like the way it does in the multi-line textbox. I'm a newbie on using XML and XSL.

Thanks
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Question by:rkckjk
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<pre style="font-family:Times New Roman;font-size:14">
  <xsl:value-of select="Notes" />
</pre>

Depending on the default style-sheet settings u mite have in ur browser change the pre style

:)
Don
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