RE: Implementing " and ' in literals
On Thu, 20 Apr 2000, Kay Michael wrote: > > So what do people think of this? It allows you to do the > > following in your XSLT: > > > > <xsl:value-of select=""I'm feeling > > &quot;sad&quot;""/> > > > > Which gives you a literal of: > > > > I'm feeling "sad" > > > > I'm feeling sad too. If you're going to create extensions to XPath syntax, > at least define syntax that will be rejected by other people's XPath > processors, rather than syntax that is correct according to the standard but > means something different. E.g. define a new kind of literal enclosed > between grave accents within which you can introduce any kind of escape > conventions you like. (And even then, you need to give up all hope of > claiming that your processor conforms with the standard). Actually using C style backslash escaping would be rejected by other parsers, I believe. So that's probably a better long term solution (and it's prettier too!). -- <Matt/> Fastnet Software Ltd. High Performance Web Specialists Providing mod_perl, XML, Sybase and Oracle solutions Email for training and consultancy availability. http://sergeant.org http://xml.sergeant.org XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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