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Re: Entities in XSLT (from XML parsing to XSLT process

Subject: Re: Entities in XSLT (from XML parsing to XSLT processing to output)
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 15:58:18 GMT
Re:  Entities in XSLT (from XML parsing to XSLT process
there are so few words in the early slides that it's hard to be sure
but it seems pretty confusing.

firstly it's about entity handling but doesn't mention dtds (the only
place any entities other han the 5 predefined entities can be defined)

secondly it calls " etc illegal characters which is not standard
terminoligy and misleading as  apart from < and & most of them are
perfectly fine as character data and don't need to be escaped in any

I can't understand stage (2) on slide 4 where  <xsl:text> is still
<xsl:text> but the quoting on <author> has gone.

same issue on slide 5

slide 7 appears to be suggesting using D-O-E which is always bad advice
as it's explictly non-portable and deprecated. _especially_ in a browser
where it doesn't workk in firefox for example as firefox never
serialises the result document. 

If you want to generate <author></author> in the result the advice
should be to use <author></author>  in the stylesheet, not to use 
&lt;author>&lt;/author>  and then try to disable the escaping.


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