Re: Use of '&' in element of XML Document
At 01:17 PM 07/27/1999 -0700, Mallikarjuna Sangappa wrote: >How should the DTD be written to use & for an element >in the XML Document? > >For example, > ><!ELEMENT COMPANY_NAME (#PCDATA)> > ><COMPANY_NAME>J & W AUTO BODY INC</COMPANY_NAME> does >not become a well formed XML Document. Include an entity declaration in the DTD, e.g.: <!ENTITY amp "&x0026;" > Then in your example: <COMPANY_NAME>J & W AUTO BODY INC</COMPANY_NAME> (Note that if you're not using a DTD, you can use & without declaring it.) Or you can enclose the whole thing in a CDATA block: <COMPANY_NAME><![CDATA[J & W AUTO BODY INC]]></COMPANY_NAME> The advantage of the second approach is that you don't need to worry about entities. Its disadvantage is that it's more tedious to enter (if doing your markup manually) and is also somewhat less readable. ========================================================== John E. Simpson | The secret of eternal youth simpson@p... | is arrested development. http://www.flixml.org | -- Alice Roosevelt Longworth xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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