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Bruce CantorSubject: problem converting json to XML, included URI cannot be used
Author: Bruce Cantor
Date: 26 Oct 2023 12:58 PM

I am accessing a service, that return JSON in the response body.

In order to work with the values, JSON is converted to XML and the values are extracted from the XML.

One of the values are a URI, when I convert the JSON to XML the URI is XML escaped.

The URI can now not be used to do a http GET, every '&' has become '&'.

How do I remove this escape'ment so I can use the URI in a http GET?

I convert the JSO to XML like this: let $jsonAsXML := ddtek:convert-to-xml($json, "JSON:root=root")/root

Kind regards Bruce

Ivan PedruzziSubject: problem converting json to XML, included URI cannot be used
Author: Ivan Pedruzzi
Date: 26 Oct 2023 02:46 PM

You may see the character entities if you output the XML, but it does not matter.

If you use the text node from that element to a function that takes a URL it does work.

if you want to simply see the URL you can set the output method to text

declare option ddtek:serialize "method=text";

let $jsonAsXML := ddtek:convert-to-xml($json, "JSON:root=root")/root

return $jsonAsXML/<my url element name>/text()

Ivan Pedruzzi
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