RE: Matching attributes that contain both &pos; and "

Subject: RE: Matching attributes that contain both &pos; and "
From: "Kaganovich, Yevgeniy (Eugene)" <ykaganovich@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 14:07:57 -0700
>From what I understand, &apos; and &quot; get expanded by the xml pars3er
before the processor ever sees them, so they can't be used to solve this
particular problem.

To work around, you can define a variable that contains the string you want
to use in the XPath expression:

 <xsl:variable name="my_name"> "x" 'a z</xsl:variable>

 <xsl:template match="channel/location[@name=$my_name]">
   <xsl:value-of select="@name"/>

You may need to play with it to get the white spaces handled correctly, I'm
not sure how you want to treat them...

- Eugene

: -----Original Message-----
: From: Paul_Dick@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:Paul_Dick@xxxxxxxxx]
: Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2000 12:55 PM
: To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
: Subject: Matching attributes that contain both &pos; and &quot;
: The xpath states in section 1:
: To avoid a quotation mark in an expression being interpreted 
: by the XML
: processor as terminating the attribute value the quotation mark can be
: entered as a character reference (&quot; or &apos;). 
: Alternatively, the
: expression can use single quotation marks if the XML 
: attribute is delimited
: with double quotation marks or vice-versa.
: However the following example proves troublesome for XT, Saxon
: and Xalan. All of them generate an error.
: --XML Source:--
: <?xml version="1.0"?>
: <channel>
:   <location name=' "x"  &apos;a z'/>
: </channel>
: --XSLT Stylesheet:--
: <?xml version="1.0"?>
: <xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="";
:                               version="1.0">
: <xsl:template match="/">
:     <xsl:apply-templates/>
: </xsl:template>
: <xsl:template match="channel/location[@name=' "x" &apos;a z']">
:   <xsl:value-of select="@name"/>
: </xsl:template>
: </xsl:stylesheet>
: This might be a flaw with the spec,  but given that it isn't, 
: does anyone
: have a work around for how to match this attribute.
: Paul
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