RE: treating a CDATA node as Elements nodes
whooops thats what i meant, a CDATA is a simple text node, just trying to get more info out of it if possible... David was mentioning that "some xslt systems have extension functions to allow you to execute a [xml] parser" with an extension function. Does Saxon have an extension to do this and/or how would one go about doing this? I am not sure if I will ever use it, just curious when I was looking at bringing rss feeds into flash. --- Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > CDATA sections are viewed as a single node that > can't > > be split up even more in template rules right? > > Wrong. CDATA sections don't result in nodes in the > tree. CDATA is simply a > way of escaping special characters, so that & means > ampersand rather than > introducing an entity reference, and < means > less-than rather than > introducing a start tag. The content of the CDATA > section is concatenated > with adjacent text to produce a normal text node in > the tree. CDATA section > boundaries are not considered to carry any > information. > > Michael Kay > http://www.saxonica.com/ > > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com
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