Re: Evaluating XML inside attributes (using XSLT 2.0 a
Jacobus Reyneke schrieb am 24.03.2010 um 20:39:27 (+0200): > I can't get past the fact that sometimes I end up with attributes that > will get part of their content from other parts of the XML document. Fine. > Can anyone please share some ideas around evaluating information for > use inside xml attributes. I know it's ugly, horrible and terrible to > escape XML an dump it inside an attribute Should be avoided under all circumstances. No excuse :-) > but I need to reference content by id from inside attributes from time > to time. Why don't you just use entities and entity references? Good old DTD does the job for you: $ cat five.xml <!DOCTYPE root [ <!ENTITY johny "Johny"> ]> <root> <information lookup-id="5"> &johny; </information> <chapter title="The life of &johny;"> Everyone knew that &johny; was a happy child </chapter> </root> $ xmllint --noent five.xml <?xml version="1.0"?> <!DOCTYPE root [ <!ENTITY johny "Johny"> ]> <root> <information lookup-id="5"> Johny </information> <chapter title="The life of Johny"> Everyone knew that Johny was a happy child </chapter> </root> That way, you won't need information/@lookup-id. If you insist on using cryptic numbers, you could pre-generate the entities and store them in a file called five.ent which you then reference from the DOCTYPE. -- Michael Ludwig
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