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Subject: RE: handling tags and PIs within a macro
From: Nancy Brandt <nancy_brndt@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 08:25:42 -0700 (PDT)
RE:  handling tags and PIs within a macro
I (more or less) see what you mean, dear Wendell. I
will take one file for testing. Thanks for your


--- Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Nancy,
> At 10:51 AM 10/23/2007, you wrote:
> >Hi Michael,
> >
> >So how do you explain the fact that those macros
> are
> >parsed properly by the XSLTPROC according to the
> >defined templates, unless the macro contains the
> >mentioned problematic items? To add more
> information,
> >I am using Docbook XML.
> It's precisely the "mentioned problematic items"
> that are preventing 
> the document from being parsed, since they break the
> rules of XML syntax.
> The rule here is pretty simple: elements can contain
> elements, but 
> attribute values cannot. In order to prevent them
> from even trying, 
> the parser refuses to allow them to have open tag
> delimiters ("open 
> angle brackets" or "less-than signs").
> So <element><child/></elem> is legal, but <elem
> attr="<child/>"/> is not.
> Cheers,
> Wendell
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