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[SAX] How to keep entities unresolved in the result ?

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  • Subject: [SAX] How to keep entities unresolved in the result ?
  • From: "Aurelien Pernoud" <apernoud@s...>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 09:07:52 +0100
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xslt keep entities
Hi there,

I'm using Sax in Java to parse an XHTML document.
Everything works fine, except that the entities found are always translated
by the parser to their equivalent in the characters() method :
&amp; becomes &
&nbsp; becomes space
&eacute; becomes é
This is fine, but how do I get the ref back ? I must in my case keep the
existant otherwise I get errors in the XHTML generated.

Moreover, depending of encoding issue, some entities such as &#8217; are
translated to "?". I've set the encoding to ISO-8859-1, and didn't find
which one to use to get back the &#8217; ...

I found a way to get the entity (startEntity / endEntity) using my own
handler for everything (DTD, Content, Error, lexical...), but it seems the
characters() method is called after all entities contained between two
elements are translated, so I don't know how to do what I want...
I've searched the xml-dev archive, there was an old thread about this, but
didn't end as I wanted it too :)

I simply want to keep the #8217 or whatever was the entity, in the
characters() method.

Even more, if it's possible, I'd like not to resolve entities at all, cause
I don't work with it and it's causing me more troubles than solutions
(typical error is "Undefined entity...").

Thanks in advance,


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