Omit blank line in text output
I'm using Saxon-CE to convert some values buried in the middle of an XML file to a tab-separated text file for import into a program that doesn't provide native XML support. It's working great. Thanks for creating this program, and thanks to the extended XQuery community.
I have one annoyance I'd like to get rid of. The output file includes a blank initial line. Here's the output:
id action eff_date gender active_status deceased 10183 add 20-Nov-2012 Male Active Yes RECORD COUNT: 1
Neither of the following prologs seem to work.
declare namespace saxon="http://saxon.sf.net/"; declare option saxon:output "method=text";and
declare namespace saxon="http://saxon.sf.net/"; declare option saxon:output "omit-xml-declaration=yes";Any suggestions?
RE: Omit blank line in text output - Added by Michael Kay about 11 years ago
I think you've raised this on the wrong forum: Saxon-CE is the client-side XSLT 2.0 implementation (with no XQuery and no serialization). I'll reclassify it as appropriate.
You should be using method=text here, and there should be no initial blank line. If your query is outputting an initial blank line, then I think we will need to see the query to understand why - and perhaps see the way you are invoking the query, in case that is relevant.
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