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Re: Unescaping URIs?

Subject: Re: Unescaping URIs?
From: Eliot Kimber <ekimber@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 08:08:32 -0600
Re:  Unescaping URIs?
OK, my use case is I need to take URIs and generate platform-specific file
paths from them. I want to do this in XSLT to avoid dependencies on
extension functions. For example, I am generating Ant scripts that require
filenames (must support Ant pre 1.8) and thus I have to be able to unescape

I'm not sure I understand why the unescaping process is controversial--I
think the rules for escaping and thus unescaping are clear.

In the case of a % not followed by either another % or two digits, you have
a badly-formed escaped URI and must throw an exception. But I need to review
the relevant URI specs before I proceed. I cannot claim any particular
expertise in URI details at the moment.



On 2/15/11 5:38 AM, "Florent Georges" <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Eliot Kimber wrote:
>   Hi,
>> Poking about it looks like there is no built-in XSLT mechanism for
>> unescaping.  The last message on this list is Mike Kay's from 2006
>> saying "We [the XSLT WG] decided it couldn't provide a complete
>> solution."
>> Is this still true?
>   Yes and no.  Yes this is still not supported, and no, latest Mike's
> email on that subject is from 20 Nov 2009 ;-)
>     http://xsl.markmail.org/thread/nt3hjtdizvz2ltvx
>   Regards,
> --
> Florent Georges
> http://fgeorges.org/

Eliot Kimber
Senior Solutions Architect
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