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Subject: Re: xml/groff: comments in text=>whitespace stripped?!

> * In message <20030605210107.A21680@sco.com>
> * On the subject of "Re: xml/groff: comments in text=>whitespace stripped?!"
> * Sent on Thu, 5 Jun 2003 21:01:07 -0700
> * Honorable Bob Stayton <bobs@sco.com> writes:
> The problem lies in the template that processes the simpara,
> <xsl:template match="para|simpara|remark" mode="list">
> in manpages/lists.xsl.  It processes the simpara content
> into a variable:
>   <xsl:variable name="foo">
>     <xsl:apply-templates/>
>   </xsl:variable>
> and then processes that variable with normalize-space($foo).
> That function eats the line feeds within the simpara.

I would argue that this is incorrect.
Since newline is syntactically significant in groff,
arbitrarily removing it is a bug.

> You are going to have to work around that function.

could you please be more specific?
How do I work around it?

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