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Re: how to include an ampersand in an html href using xt and

Subject: Re: how to include an ampersand in an html href using xt and xsl?
From: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 08:28:10 +0100
disable output escaping ampersand
Hi John,

<xsl:template match="/">
 <xsl:attribute name="href">foo&amp;bar</xsl:attribute>

Is just working fine (tested against XT) !

Hope this helps.


John Sidlo wrote:
> I'm trying to generate an href like...
> <a href="foo&bar">xxx</a>
> using xsl similar to...
> <a>
>  <xsl:attribute name="href"><xsl:text
> disable-output-escaping="yes">foo&bar</xsl:text>
>  </xsl:attribute>
> </a>
> and a variety of permutations on this theme.
> Section 16.4 of XSLT "Disabling Output Escaping" seems to say that
> putting ampersands in attributes is flat-out illegal!  ("Thus, it is an
> error to disable output escaping for an ... xsl:text element that is
> used ot generate the string-value of a ... attribute node")
> But & is a common character in href's.
> I must be missing something somewhere.
> Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
>  XSL-List info and archive:  http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list

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