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RE: Preserving single quotes in an XML document when applying

xml single quotes


I have an XML document containing single and double quotes. When I apply my XSL stylesheet then it converts the single quotes to double quotes. Are there any way to preserve the single quotes?


I used to use this as my canonical example of a "lexical" feature in XML that no-one would ever expect to be retained through a transformation...


XSLT is a transformation of the information set. Any details that aren't part of the infoset are lost. That can be inconvenient when you are hand-editing the XML, but it doesn't lose information; or if it does lose information, then you are misusing XML.


Michael Kay
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