RE: Fwd: Parsing Entities
> My question is that what is so bad and stupid about using d-o-e > (disable-output-escaping). > I have an application that has some data that includes html tags in it > and this works quite nicely with d-o-e as far as I can see. The problem with d-o-e is an architectural one. It requires some out-of-band communication between the transformation engine and the serializer, because the interface between the two no longer consists simply of a document plus a set of serialization parameters. This means that it stops working if you try to decouple the transformation from the serialization, for example if you want to pass the output of the transformation straight to another process without serializing it. Like anything else that violates an architectural boundary, you don't notice there's a problem until you want to change your system in some way to deploy its existing components in a different configuration. To be less airy-fairy about it, the practical consequence of the above is that your code won't work in Mozilla. Michael Kay http://www.saxonica.com/
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