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RE: Outputting nicely formatted markup

From: Philip Fennell <Philip.Fennell@marklogic.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 11:26:49 -0700
To: Tony Rogers <tony@gonk.net>, XProc Dev <xproc-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D20C296D14127D4EBD176AD949D8A75A468B6D56@EXCHG-BE.marklogic.com>

> Am I asking the impossible?

Quite possibly yes.

The way indentation is carried-out, with respect to XProc, is very much implementation dependant, especially at the level that you're describing.

If your need for control of mark-up indentation is that great then you may be forced to create your own custom step that applies your desired serialization options and writes the result to the file-system. You could 'embrace and extend' the p:store step (but in a new namespace) that adds your own options for finer control of indentation (a bit like the things that Tidy allows you to do).


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-----Original Message-----
From: xproc-dev-request@w3.org [mailto:xproc-dev-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Tony Rogers
Sent: 27 September, 2010 6:53 PM
To: XProc Dev
Subject: Outputting nicely formatted markup

I'm just trying to produce some nice (X)HTML5, and the formatting is driving me absolutely bonkers.  

I do want most elements indented, but not everything.  It's overkill to indent the <a> element inside of a listitem.  

And I also don't want the output to insert newlines in the middle of <p> elements.  One paragraph element per line is fine.

Am I asking the impossible?  :D

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