RE: Entities: The worst of both worlds :-(
Nicholas, There is a way to process character entities, but it requires a bit of hacking to get the XML parser to work for you. Take your Entity declaration files and create a new set that you will use just for transformation purposes. Each entity will need to be modified to have the form: <!ENTITY tilde "<ent>&tilde;</ent>"> Now, this will create new <ent> elements in your XML file before it gets to the XSLT processor. So, in XSLT, you can now use a template rule as follows: <xsl:template match="ent"> <xsl:value-of disable-output-escaping="yes" select="text()"/> </xsl:template> Hope this helps. --- Zarella Rendon, Principal Consultant HMM Consulting International, Inc. DTDs/schemas - conversion - ebooks - publishing - Web - B2B - training zarella@xxxxxxxxx http://www.hmmci.com/ > -----Original Message----- > From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Nicholas > Waltham > Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 12:13 PM > To: xsl-List@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: Entities: The worst of both worlds :-( > > > Hello All, > I am really having some trouble with entities. > > I have an XSL which translates from one form of XML to another, I > would like > to preserve the > entities in XML, but unfortunately, they are translated on the > way, so they > appear as the extented > characters in the XML. I would like to keep them as entities in the target > XML. How do I do this? > > Secondly, if I include enties in the XSL, they stay as entities > in the final > output. > > Looking at this example > > <xsl:template match="escape" mode="Body"><!--Dump all extra spaces--> > <xsl:text>&</xsl:text><xsl:value-of > select="@entval"/><xsl:text>;</xsl:text> > </xsl:template> > > > I would like the final XML to have > > " > > in for example, if the enval attribute is quot, however in the > output XML I > get > > &quot; > > :-( > > Any help would be appreciated!!! > > Thanks in advance, > Nicholas Waltham > > > > XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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