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.