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Cards - 1

Input:
<p>All cards:
    <spade card="A"/>, <spade card="K"/>, <spade card="Q"/>,
    <spade card="J"/>, <spade card="T"/>, <spade card="9"/>,
    <spade card="8"/>, <spade card="7"/>, <spade card="6"/>,
    <spade card="5"/>, <spade card="4"/>, <spade card="3"/>,
    <spade card="2"/>,
    <heart card="A"/>, <heart card="K"/>, <heart card="Q"/>,
    <heart card="J"/>, <heart card="T"/>, <heart card="9"/>,
    <heart card="8"/>, <heart card="7"/>, <heart card="6"/>,
    <heart card="5"/>, <heart card="4"/>, <heart card="3"/>,
    <heart card="2"/>,
    <diamond card="A"/>, <diamond card="K"/>, <diamond card="Q"/>,
    <diamond card="J"/>, <diamond card="T"/>, <diamond card="9"/>,
    <diamond card="8"/>, <diamond card="7"/>, <diamond card="6"/>,
    <diamond card="5"/>, <diamond card="4"/>, <diamond card="3"/>,
    <diamond card="2"/>,
    <club card="A"/>, <club card="K"/>, <club card="Q"/>,
    <club card="J"/>, <club card="T"/>, <club card="9"/>,
    <club card="8"/>, <club card="7"/>, <club card="6"/>,
    <club card="5"/>, <club card="4"/>, <club card="3"/>,
    <club card="2"/>.
</p>
XSL Output:
All cards: A, K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, A, K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, A, K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, A, K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2.
Note, a card is represented by a suit name followed by a space and the denomination. Line breaks should not occur in the middle of a card. Tens are represented as '10' in the output. There should be no space after the card. Also, when your mouse hovers over a card, (most?) browsers will put up a tool tip with the long name of the card (e.g., "spade jack.")

Cards - 2

Input:
Alternatively, you can use the <em>card</em> tag - for
example
     <card code="SA"/> or <card code="HT"/>
- to represent a card.
XSL Output:
Alternatively, you can use the card tag - for example A or 10 - to represent a card.
I'm not sure which is better, but I thought I'd give some flexibility.

Suit Holdings

Input:
<p>I held <spade cards="AJT43"/>, which
is the same as <holding cards="S:AJT43"/>.</p>
<p>I can also write a holding without a suit,
such as <holding cards="KJT9642"/>.</p>
<p>A void is represented as <holding cards=""/>, or,
when with a suit, <holding cards="S:"/>.  Suit tags
can be used similarly: <diamond cards=""/>.</p>
XSL Output:
I held A-J-10-4-3, which is the same as A-J-10-4-3.
I can also write a holding without a suit, such as K-J-10-9-6-4-2.
A void is represented as , or, when with a suit, . Suit tags can be used similarly: .
There are two seperate ways of writing a holding, with the <holding> tag or with one of the suit tags. Formatted with hyphens between cards, per Pavlicek. With the suit tags, note that the attribute cards is plural when representing holdings, even when representing a holding of one card or a void.
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