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Parsing without resolving entities

  • From: "Randy McGarvey" <rmcgarvey@g...>
  • To: <xml-dev@l...>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 11:03:37 -0400

Parsing without resolving entities
Title: Parsing without resolving entities

If I have data with character entities such as &sect; or &mdash; in the XML, what is the best way to keep those intact, as is, after a parse.  Are there any parsers that have an option not to resolve entities?  What is the best way you've found to deal with this issue?  Do you escape the ampersands (e.g. &amp;sect;) in a pre-process?  Do you address it in an entity handler to re-write the original entity text?  This seems like a real pain that must have a common solution.

>> Randy


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