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Extra returns in output

Extra returns in output

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Why does my ouput get a "\n" put into my code when it goes to the built-in template.

Mine looks like:

CODE

    rules when you debug the stylesheet. For more information on built-in template rules see
    http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt#built-in-rule.
-->
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">

    <!-- Built-in template rules for the mode "#default" -->
    <xsl:template match="* | /">
        <xsl:apply-templates />
    </xsl:template>

    <xsl:template match="text() | @*">
        <xsl:value-of select="." />
    </xsl:template>

    <xsl:template match="processing-instruction() | comment()" />

</xsl:stylesheet>

For example, the line <xsl:value-of select="." /> writes out the "/n" which is the white space of the xml file.  This does not cause me a problem but would like to prevent it from writing out out this "/n" or to just ignore it in my xsl file and not go to the built-in file.

How would I handle that?

Thanks,

Tom

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