Causes its content to be output. The main reason for enclosing text within an
xsl:text element is to allow whitespace to be output. Whitespace nodes in the stylesheet are ignored unless they appear immediately within an
Available in XSLT 1.0 and later versions. Available in all Saxon editions.
- Category: instruction
- Permitted parent elements: any XSLT element whose content model is sequence-constructor; any literal result element
- If set to yes, special characters such as "
<" and "
&" will be output as themselves, not as entities. Be aware that in general this can produce non-well-formed XML or HTML. It is useful, however, when generating things such as ASP or JSP pages. Escaping may not be disabled when writing to a result tree fragment. The default is no.
In XSLT 3.0, note that generally text value templates (expressions within curly braces) are NOT recognized within
xsl:text. However the standard attribute
expand-text can be used to enable their use. Text value templates can be used within an
xsl:text element if the nearest ancestor which has an
expand-text attribute has the value yes for this attribute. (See
xsl:stylesheet for details on the standard attribute