[XSL-LIST Mailing List Archive Home] [By Thread] [By Date] [Recent Entries] [Reply To This Message]

Re: extension functions returning temporary trees

Subject: Re: extension functions returning temporary trees
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 20:38:57 GMT
Re:  extension functions returning temporary trees
   I'm trying to return the string "<root>test</root>" from a .NET extension =
   written in C# to the Altova XML engine running XSLT 2.0.
   What actually gets returned replaces the "<" with "& l t ;" (without the s=
   paces) and similarly for ">".  This, of course, means that XSLT 2.0 can't =
   implicitly convert the returned value to a temporary tree.

   Has anyone else seen this problem and, if so, how have they fixed it?

   Your help is much appreciated, I've been banging my head against the wall =
   over this for the past several days.

most likely the < has not been turned into & l t ; (check with
string-length() the entity reference is simply the way that character is
shown in xml. XSLT does not turn a string such as <root>test</root> into
a tree, that is the function of an xml parser. I don't have altova to
test but most likely you can parse the string uisng .net's xml parser
and pass the resulting DOM node to the xslt engine rather than the


The Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd is a company registered in England
and Wales with company number 1249803. The registered office is:
Wilkinson House, Jordan Hill Road, Oxford OX2 8DR, United Kingdom.

This e-mail has been scanned for all viruses by Star. The service is
powered by MessageLabs. 

Current Thread


Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!

Buy Stylus Studio Now

Download The World's Best XML IDE!

Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!

Don't miss another message! Subscribe to this list today.
First Name
Last Name
Subscribe in XML format
RSS 2.0
Atom 0.3
Site Map | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Trademarks
Free Stylus Studio XML Training:
W3C Member
Stylus Studio® and DataDirect XQuery ™are products from DataDirect Technologies, is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation, in the U.S. and other countries. © 2004-2013 All Rights Reserved.