Removing XML Whitespace in Structured FrameMaker Documents

Date Added: Jan 2010
Format: PDF

An ongoing frustration with using structured FrameMaker to generate great PDF files from DITA or other XML files is that structured FrameMaker does not ignore whitespace, resulting in excess spaces in paragraphs and table cells and unnecessary space between paragraphs. These spaces are annoying and time consuming to remove. This paper describes an XSL transform that removes whitespace from XML documents. One can incorporate the transform into a FrameMaker structured application to remove whitespace automatically.