Re: xsl and xml CDATA or Not question
On Fri, 2004-03-12 at 15:49, John Hamman wrote: > hello experts, > If i have some html in a xml field like below. XML doesn't have "fields" -- they're for databases. XML has elements. > <Content><![CDATA[ <br/><br/><center><div id="TextOnlyLink"><a > href="/page.aspx?textonly">[Text Only]</a></div> > <div id="centerImg"> > <img src="/pub/en-us/images/clear-path-soon.jpg" alt="the alt tag." > width="712" height="223"/> > </div> > <p>blah blah blah</a> > </p> > </center>]]> > </Content> But that isn't HTML any more. Putting it in a CDATA section means you want it treated as plain text. That's what CDATA sections are for. What is wrong with (indents added for illustration only): <Content> <br/> <br/> <center> <div id="TextOnlyLink"> <a href="/page.aspx?textonly">[Text Only]</a> </div> <div id="centerImg"> <img src="/pub/en-us/images/clear-path-soon.jpg" alt="the alt tag" width="712" height="223"/> </div> <p>blah blah blah*</p> </center> </Content> * I've removed the spurious </a> which must be a corruption. If you are being supplied with this by someone else, tell them to generate well-formed XHTML otherwise it can't be processed. They've taken the trouble to add the / at the end of the <img/> element, so I'm not clear why they felt it important to add a meaningless </a> and then deliberately prevent it being used as XHTML. > my formated xsl is just this > <xsl:value-of select="//Content" disable-output-escaping="yes"/> With the above you can use the xsl:copy-of that David suggests. > but my question is how do i take that contnet and be able to use it in a way > with another "text only" xsl sheet that might make it output like this > > <a href="/page.aspx">[Formated]</a> > [img: the alt tag] > <p>blah blah blah<p> Tip: alt is not a tag, it's an attribute on the img element type. > Any ideas. Im sure im missing something somewhere. Should i get rid of the > CDATA and figure a way to output it as regular HTML in the formated version? Yes. If it's XHTML, then handle it as such. ///Peter XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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