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Subject: Re: To avoid converting html entities
From: Ahsan Ali <doubleletter@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 07:35:52 +0400
soap html entities
I agree the xml data source is a horror, but it's part of a SOAP
response from a webservice.. and I don't have any influence :(

What I'm trying to do is: output this same data as  the value of a
hidden element in a form. When the user submits the form, this exact
data has to be passed to the next web service call..

On 6/9/05, Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > In my xml data source, I have the following element:
> >
> > -------------
> > <PostData>EK,,,,,75,,,,,DXB,,,,,CDG,,,,,20050901,,,,,1500,,,,,
> ,1530,,,,,20051002,,,,,10,,,,,B,,>
> ,,,0,400,300000,355000,0,0,0,0,AED,86270166,0,0,0,2,0,0,0,,&lt
> > ;RulesInfo&gt;&lt;UniqueKey&gt;1&lt;/UniqueKey&gt;&lt;QuoteNum
> ...
> yuk. If you have any chance at all of fixing the process that created this
> horror, then do so.
> > I want to select (and output) the above data, without converting the
> > html entities above to < & >, etc.
> The XML parser automatically converts &lt; to <, you can't prevent that.
> XSLT serializer normally converts < back to &lt;. You can prevent that, in
> some circumstances, by using disable-output-escaping.
> >
> > The xsl (snippet) is as follows:
> >
> > <input type="hidden">
> > <xsl:attribute name="value">
> > <xsl:value-of select="PostData" disable-output-escaping="yes"/>
> > </xsl:attribute>
> > </input>
> >
> > The output method is set to html... & I'm using MSXSL (i.e xslt 1.0)
> You can't use disable-output-escaping when writing attribute values. And
> not sure why you want to. What HTML are you actually trying to create?
> Michael Kay
> http://www.saxonica.com/

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