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Subject: RE: Turning escaped HTML back to markup
From: "Paul Spencer" <xml-dev-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 14:44:25 -0400
RE:  Turning escaped HTML back to markup
Thanks for a quick reply. Yes, of course, disable-output-escaping.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Honnen [mailto:Martin.Honnen@xxxxxx]
> Sent: 17 November 2008 14:32
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re:  Turning escaped HTML back to markup
> Paul Spencer wrote:
> > I am exporting an Access 2003 database as XML. Some of the fields should
> > contain HTML, but the XML export from Access seems to escape the angle
> > brackets. So three questions:
> >
> > 1. Has anyone successfully got HTML into and out of an Access
> 2003 database?
> >
> > 2. Alternatively, I write a recursive template using lots of
> substring-xxx
> > and xsl:element. Not too difficult, but if anyone knows of a suitable
> > template available to use, that would save some time.
> >
> > 3. Or have I missed something?
> Assuming your stylesheet wants to output HTML then
> disable-output-escaping helps, as long as the processor supports it:
>    <xsl:value-of select="foo" disable-output-escaping="yes"/>
> Assuming the escaped markup is well-formed XML  (which unfortunately
> HTML often is not) then you can try to parse it with an extension
> function like saxon:parse
> http://www.saxonica.com/documentation/extensions/functions/parse.html
> Today's thread "fault tolerant saxon:parse" also suggests you can parse
> HTML tag soup by pluggin in the TagSoup parser.
> --
> 	Martin Honnen
> 	http://JavaScript.FAQTs.com/

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