Re: Attributes and entity references
> How can I generate an entity reference as value of > an output attribute? You can't, in general, basically because entity references don't exist in the xpath tree model of an XML document. 1.) XSLT: <elt attr="&MR;"/> the output is <elt attr="&MR;" /> as you'd expect. 2.) XSLT: <elt> <xsl:attribute name="attr"> <xsl:text disable-output-escaping="yes">&MR;</xsl:text> </xsl:attribute> </elt> the output is <elt attr="&MR;" /> disable-output encoding is a) evil and b) only a hint that the processor is explictly allowed to ignore. The first question is why do you need to the entity reference in the output (as opposed to just putting the value of the MR entity there). If you do need to do that, then if disable-output-escaping doesn't work for you then there is always the option of outputting [entity-ref]MR; and then applying sed -e "s/[entity-ref]/&/g" to your output. David _____________________________________________________________________ This message has been checked for all known viruses by Star Internet delivered through the MessageLabs Virus Control Centre. For further information visit http://www.star.net.uk/stats.asp XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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