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RE: problem with #&233; characters and such in URL


urls as utf 8
> The problem is probably that your XSLT stylesheet is writing 
> out UTF-8 while your browser is reading in those bytes as ISO8859-1.

XSLT will use UTF-8 in its URI-escaping, regardless of the encoding of
the output file. So it's probably best to use UTF-8 encoding for the
output file, that way any respectable browser should assume that escaped
URIs are represented in UTF-8.

Michael Kay
Software AG
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> 
> If your web application only has to cope with ISO8859-1, then 
> the simplest thing is to specify that your XSLT processor 
> generates 8859-1 rather than UTF-8, using xslt:output IIRC.
> 
> If you want to cope with more characters using UTF-8,  look 
> at the following
>     * make sure that the HTML code you generate has a meta 
> tag which labels the charset (the encoding) you are using 
> (HTML defaults to 8859-1)
>     * make sure that if the HTML is being sent on a webserver 
> that the MIME charset is being sent correctly
>     * make sure that your user's browsers have "Send URLs as 
> UTF-8" enabled (on IE this is in the preferences Advanced tab)
>     * and make sure your user's browsers allow autoselection 
> (this may be a two-edged sword).
> 
> Hope these help
> 
> Cheers
> Rick Jelliffe
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Alexander Ipfelkofer" <nuwonda@h...>
> To: <xml-dev@l...>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 8:29 AM
> Subject:  problem with #&233; characters and such in URL
> 
> 
> > Hi all,
> >  
> > I was hoping to get help with a little problem of mine I am a total 
> > noobie so bear with me.
> >  
> > I have an xls script where I construct an URL out of a 
> variable like 
> > this:
> > ---snip---
> > <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> > ...
> > <xsl:for-each select="cast/star">
> >                      <tr>
> >                        <td nowrap="nowrap" class="value"><a 
> href="http://us.imdb.com/Name?{person/lastname},+{person/first
> name}"><xsl:apply-templates select="person"/></a></td>
> >                        <xsl:if test="character!=''">
> >                          <td class="value"><i><xsl:value-of 
> select="character"/></i></td>
> >                        </xsl:if>
> >                      </tr>
> >                    </xsl:for-each>
> > ---snip---
> >  
> > the current linking has a problem with accented Names like
> > e.g. Zaide Silvia Guti?rez 
> > the template would make a link like: 
> > "http://us.imdb.com/Name?Guti&#233;rrez,+Zaide Silvia" 
> > which will end up in the browser as: 
> > "http://us.imdb.com/Name?Guti%C3%A9rrez,+Zaide%20Silvia" 
> > which of course will lead to an error.
> >  
> > the right link would look like this:
> > "http://us.imdb.com/Name?Guti%E9rrez,+Zaide+Silvia
> >  
> > i tried to solve this via the ENTITY command without luck.
> > e.g.: <!DOCTYPE person [
> > <!ENTITY #233 "%E9">
> > ]>
> >  
> > well, it would suffice to pass the names without any 
> accents, too, i 
> > just don't know how i can do this....
> >  
> > can anyone help? only if there's an easy solution...
> >  
> > Thanks.
> > Alex.
> > 
> > 
> > 
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