RE: CDATA elements in XSLT
> The question is; How can I escape the & sign from the xml > file to the xml > output so I can write to the xml output: "America & Brownie" > instead of > having: "America & Brownie". If the output contained the string "America & Brownie" then it wouldn't be valid XML. If you want to write non-XML output, that's another question. > > I also need to count on the number of characters for "America > & Brownie" and > not from "America & Brownie". No problem, string-length() counts the number of characters in the text node, not the number of characters in the external serialization. In the text node there is a single "&" character. > > I have read about CDATA but doesn't seems to be the better > solution. Doesn't help. Ampersand characters in the data model have to be escaped, either using entities, character references, or CDATA, when they appear in lexical XML. Otherwise it's not XML. Michael Kay
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