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Re: unparsed-text() and illegal characters

Subject: Re: unparsed-text() and illegal characters
From: Abel Braaksma Online <abel.online@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 21:39:21 +0200
unparsed uri
> Perhaps I'll do that.
You mean in "adding it to Saxon" as an extension? Perhaps an extension function can be used for it, like ext:replace-illegal-chars-with('FFFD')? Mmm, I guess not, probably before the data arives at the function it will already have raised an error. Or something like


ext:unparsed-uri-filter($uri, $transformFrom, $transformTo)

where $transformFrom and $transformTo are both containing hex sequences (using character entities won't work, because of this same strictness, I guess).

Cheers,
Abel


Michael Kay wrote:


The spec is very strict that characters not allowed in XML cause an error.
This is a change since the book was written.

However, the spec is very loose about how URIs are resolved. So a conformant
product could take the URI

thing.txt?substitute-illegal-chars=FFFD

as a reference to "the document formed by taking thing.txt and substituting
illegal characters with xFFFD."

Perhaps I'll do that.

Michael Kay
http://www.saxonica.com/

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