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Brent Eades beades at almonte.com
Sun Sep 7 15:13:29 CDT 2008

Paul Bennett wrote:

> Agreed - the Mini's XSLT stylesheet is long - and painful to work
> with.
> My recommendation is to write in a include to a JavaScript file and
> use the JS to run over the DOM to remove the urls.
> Having a look at the outputted view source will give you an idea of
> what elements / classes hold the info your want to strip.
> If you're comfortable with JS this will be a lot easier & faster than
> fighting with the XSLT

'Painful' is too moderate a word to describe working with the GoogleMini 
stylesheet. I'm fairly comfortable with XSLT, but this stylesheet is 
some mutant refugee from XSLT hell, I think.

I had been starting to think about the JS/DOM route -- although that too 
will be challenging because the HTML output by the stylesheet is a 
nested-table nightmare almost completely devoid of id's and classes -- 
but I tend to agree, probably still easier in the long run.

Brent Eades	
Almonte, Ontario

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