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Subject: Re: generating conditional comment in html output
From: Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 19:34:53 +0000
Re:  generating conditional comment in html output
On 9 February 2011 19:17, Trevor Nicholls <trevor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi
>
> I have a stylesheet which has been turning XML into HTML without batting an
> eyelid but somebody has requested that the output HTML contain some
> conditional styling. This means that at one point in the output I have to
> insert the string
>
>  <!--[if gte IE 7]>
>
> and at another point I have to insert the string
>
>  <![endif]-->
>
> I've tried using &lt; in <xsl:text>, using <xsl:value-of> a variable, using
> d-o-e, and none of these options seems to work. They either display the
> conditional comment in the browser with < and > (and an editor shows the
> literal string "& l t ;" in the HTML) or without, or I get errors telling
me
> I have malformed code. I'm processing with Saxon in XSL2, and rendering
with
> IE7 and IE8.
>
> What is the proper way to do this please? I found many potential answers in
> the FAQ but I haven't found one that works :-(

I dont remember doing it this way in the past.. but:

http://www.contentwithstyle.co.uk/content/ie-conditional-comments-in-xsl

...seems to work.


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Andrew Welch
http://andrewjwelch.com

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