Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Removing empty nodes from XML using xslt


Removing empty nodes from XML using xslt

The below XSLT can be used to remove the empty nodes from the XML file.

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" version="1.0">
<xsl:output omit-xml-declaration="yes" indent="yes" />
<xsl:template match="node()|SDLT">
<xsl:if test="count(descendant::text()[string-length(normalize-space(.))>0] | @*[string-length(.)>0])">
<xsl:copy>
<xsl:apply-templates select="@*|node()" />
</xsl:copy>
</xsl:if>
</xsl:template>
<xsl:template match="@*">
<xsl:copy />
</xsl:template>
<xsl:template match="text()">
<xsl:value-of select="normalize-space(.)" />
</xsl:template>
</xsl:stylesheet>


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