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RE: Character references and the dreaded d-o-e

Subject: RE: Character references and the dreaded d-o-e
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 22:17:03 -0000
RE:  Character references and the dreaded d-o-e
Try

<xsl:output method="text"/>

(You give the impression you are already doing this, but if you are, then
XML escaping should never appear in the output)

Michael Kay
http://www.saxonica.com/

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Martinez [mailto:Brian.Martinez@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: 14 November 2006 22:10
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject:  Character references and the dreaded d-o-e
>
> I have what I think is a very simple XSLT 1 question, but I
> can't recall the best way to solve it.
>
> We have the following value in the database: AT&T
>
> Which gets serialized as
>
> <result_set>
>   <vendor_name>AT&amp;T</vendor_name>
> </result_set>
>
> My stylesheet is set to output text, and doing
>
> <xsl:value-of select="/result_set/vendor_name"/>
>
> Returns AT&amp;T
>
> Even though I'm producing plain text, the only workaround I'm
> aware of is to change the output to XML and use d-o-e on the
> value-of element to get the desired result (AT&T).  But I
> can't help but think there are unwanted side effects to this,
> and that there might be a better way (perhaps using string
> replacement?).  Any other suggestions?
>
> Thanks,
> b.
>
> Brian Martinez
> Engineer/Developer
> Vercuity
> 5889 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Ste 300
> Greenwood Village, CO  80111
> 303.218.5246 office
> 303.218.5301 fax
> 720.233.4966 mobile
> http://www.vercuity.com

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