Re: Implementing " and ' in literals
On 20-04-2000, 01:49:01, Matt Sergeant <matt@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote regarding Implementing " and ' in literals: > In XML::XPath (perl's XPath processing module) I implemented translation > of " and ' in literals to " and ' respectively. I know this > isn't in the spec, so I thought I'd better hash it out a bit first. I've > heard people call for this feature before, so I figured it might be > useful. An alternate way of doing this is to use the C escape mechanisms, > although then you'd have to build support way back into the tokenizer, > which is far harder. > 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;""/> That's a big no-can-do. That should produce the literal: I'm feeling "sad" which, if serialized, would show up as I'm feeling &quot;sad&quot; or some such. If you re-parse it, you're not going to get the meaning that the creator of the XPath expression meant. -Chris XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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