RE: display & as text
> At 07:08 PM 6/4/2010, you wrote: >>Is there a book that explains where and how and when to do the string >>manipulation programmatically on incoming data necessary to allow it to have >>the illegal entities changed to legal ones? I am the owner of several xml >>and xsl books that don't seem to cover that part of the process. > > Strictly speaking the question (indeed the entire thread) is off-topic. I believe the person was trying to help me out by that question. The object of my original post was to get a way to use the "&" character as regular text in an xml file. And I think by her wording she was trying to interface with the high minded pros on this list to get a relavent solution to my first post. > But it is both simple and complicated -- probably why there's no > treatment of it in a book. The simple version of it is too simple to > need it. The complicated version is both too deep and too general to > be much use to a working programmer who has a specific set of issues. Situation: for non-programmers copying and pasting text with "&" characters. > The complex answer accounts for how some characters aren't allowed in > XML, so they need to be scrubbed or changed into something else > (these are mainly control characters you won't ordinarily see), and > how certain constructs (namely, entity references) will be legal if > you have declarations for them.... So what is the code? > The simple answer is that, if these complications don't intervene, > simply escaping all "&" into "&" and "<" into "<" should do > the trick.... > > Cheers, > Wendell No thanks. Think about your Grandma's carpal tunnel syndrome or Stephen Hawking's ALS disease. ====================================================================== > Wendell Piez mailto:wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Mulberry Technologies, Inc. http://www.mulberrytech.com > 17 West Jefferson Street Direct Phone: 301/315-9635 > Suite 207 Phone: 301/315-9631 > Rockville, MD 20850 Fax: 301/315-8285 > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > Mulberry Technologies: A Consultancy Specializing in SGML and XML > ====================================================================== > _________________________________________________________________ The New Busy is not the too busy. Combine all your e-mail accounts with Hotmail. http://www.windowslive.com/campaign/thenewbusy?tile=multiaccount&ocid=PID2832 6::T:WLMTAGL:ON:WL:en-US:WM_HMP:042010_4
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