blank page at end of wordML document

So I'm doing this XML to wordML conversion using XSLT and there is this annoying blank page at the end of my document.  My code looks like this:

<w:body>  
   <wx:sect>
      <w:p>
         <w:pPr>
            <w:sectPr>
               <w:type w:val="continuous"/>
            </w:sectPr>
         </w:pPr>
         <w:r>
            <w:t>section 1</w:t>
         </w:r>
      </w:p>
   </wx:sect>
   <wx:sect>
      <w:p>
         <w:pPr>
            <w:sectPr>
               <w:type w:val="continuous"/>
            </w:sectPr>
         </w:pPr>
         <w:r>
            <w:t>section 2</w:t>
         </w:r>
      </w:p>
   </wx:sect>
</w:body>  

However, all you have to do to avoid the blank page is move the section formatting information from inside the last paragraph of the last section to a sibling node next to the last paragraph node.

<w:body>  
   <wx:sect>
      <w:p>
         <w:pPr>
            <w:sectPr>
               <w:type w:val="continuous"/>
            </w:sectPr>
         </w:pPr>
         <w:r>
            <w:t>section 1</w:t>
         </w:r>
      </w:p>
   </wx:sect>
   <wx:sect>
      <w:p>
         <w:pPr>
         </w:pPr>
         <w:r>
            <w:t>section 2</w:t>
         </w:r>
      </w:p>
      <w:sectPr>
         <w:type w:val="continuous"/>
      </w:sectPr>
   </wx:sect>
</w:body>  

Tada! Blank page gone and your document still has excellent structure.