is this what you are looking for?
> I intend to put some raw TEI/XML texts on-line to be browsed
> with MS IE. I am now struggling with XSLT stylesheets and
> encountered a problem of a single white space (ie. just a space)
> between two elements. For example:
> <foreName>John</foreName> <surname>Smith</surname>
> was born in 1875.
> is displayed as:
> Colonel JohnSmith was born in 1875.
> ie. with all spaces normalized except for the one which is
> the only character between two elements - with no textual data
> When the same fragment is transformed with Saxon, that space
> is preserved.
> Is there any easy way to achieve the desired effect in MS IE
> without changing the source?
> It can be done inserting the space *inside* one element:
> <foreName>John </foreName><surname>Smith</surname>
> but I don't like this solution as intuitively the space
> does not belong in either of the two elements.
> Best regards,