Preprocessor Sequences

In the SAP Repository, the line length for XSLT programs is limited to 255 characters. However, in XML and particularly in XSLT, there are certain cases where long lines without a line break are required. Often, too, filling blanks are required before a line break. This is supported through a simple form of "preprocessing".

Continuing Program Lines

The sequence &> at the end of the editor line indicates that the current program line will be continued in the following editor line. "Whitespaces" (blanks, tabulators, and so on) before the &>sequence are kept. However, if &> are inserted at the end of an editor line as actual program characters, the escape sequence &&> must be used instead.

Keeping Filling Blanks

The &< sequence at the end of an editor line has the effect that "whitespaces" before &< are kept and then a line break follows. However, if &< are inserted at the end of an editor line as the actual program characters, the escape sequence &&< must be used instead.