Re: nbsp is not that hard, folks
Américo Albuquerque wrote: > So, what you are saying is that is to XML and HTML has "#define > nbsp" is to C?? Sigh. No. Think of it like this: In XSLT you may have <xsl:variable name="nbsp" select="' '"/>. This is like <!ENTITY nbsp " "> in an XML DTD. In XSLT you may have $nbsp in an XPath expression. This is like in an XML or HTML document. In XML you can define your own entities. By default, you only get 5: quot, apos, amp, lt, gt. Each of these corresponds to just 1 character: ", ', &, <, and >, respectively. In HTML you cannot define your own. But by default, you get about 252: quot, amp, lt, gt, nbsp, iexcl, cent, pound, curren, yen, brvbar, sect, uml, copy, ordf, laquo, not, shy, reg, macr, deg, plusmn, sup2, sup3, acute, micro, para, middot, cedil, sup1, ordm, raquo, frac14, frac12, frac34, iquest, Agrave, Aacute, Acirc, Atilde, Auml, Aring, AElig, Ccedil, Egrave, Eacute, Ecirc, Euml, Igrave, Iacute, Icirc, Iuml, ETH, Ntilde, Ograve, Oacute, Ocirc, Otilde, Ouml, times, Oslash, Ugrave, Uacute, Ucirc, Uuml, Yacute, THORN, szlig, agrave, aacute, acirc, atilde, auml, aring, aelig, ccedil, egrave, eacute, ecirc, euml, igrave, iacute, icirc, iuml, eth, ntilde, ograve, oacute, ocirc, otilde, ouml, divide, oslash, ugrave, uacute, ucirc, uuml, yacute, thorn, yuml, fnof, Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, Theta, Iota, Kappa, Lambda, Mu, Nu, Xi, Omicron, Pi, Rho, Sigma, Tau, Upsilon, Phi, Chi, Psi, Omega, alpha, beta, gamma, delta, epsilon, zeta, eta, theta, iota, kappa, lambda, mu, nu, xi, omicron, pi, rho, sigmaf, sigma, tau, upsilon, phi, chi, psi, omega, thetasym, upsih, piv, bull, hellip, prime, Prime, oline, frasl, weierp, image, real, trade, alefsym, larr, uarr, rarr, darr, harr, crarr, lArr, uArr, rArr, dArr, hArr, forall, part, exist, empty, nabla, isin, notin, ni, prod, sum, minus, lowast, radic, prop, infin, ang, and, or, cap, cup, int, there4, sim, cong, asymp, ne, equiv, le, ge, sub, sup, nsub, sube, supe, oplus, otimes, perp, sdot, lceil, rceil, lfloor, rfloor, lang, rang, loz, spades, clubs, hearts, diams, OElig, oelig, Scaron, scaron, Yuml, circ, tidle, ensp, emsp, thinsp, zwnj, zwj, lrm, rlm, ndash, mdash, lsquo, rsquo, sbquo, ldquo, rdquo, bdquo, dagger, Dagger, permil, lsaquo, rsaquo, euro. Each of these has the replacement text of just one character. That's why they are called "character entities". They cover a variety of Unicode characters all the way up to ♦. - Mike ____________________________________________________________________________ mike j. brown | xml/xslt: http://skew.org/xml/ denver/boulder, colorado, usa | resume: http://skew.org/~mike/resume/ XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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