[xsl] Weird behavior with attributes and >

Subject: [xsl] Weird behavior with attributes and >
From: "Nesbitt, David" <DNesbitt@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 16:19:30 -0700
Good People,

I have a follow-up on attributes.

I am trying to use XSLT to create JSPs.  In the JSP, JSP expressions are
often used to provide form element attribute values.  For example:

        name="<%= javaName %>"
        value="<%= javaValue %>">

I need to generate JSP v1.0 (so I can't use the new JSP XML
representations).  Here is what I have tried to do:

<xsl:output method="html"/>
<xsl:variable name="open.expression"><![CDATA[<%= ]]></xsl:variable>
<xsl:variable name="close.expression"><![CDATA[ %>]]></xsl:variable>
. . .
        <xsl:attribute name="type">hidden</xsl:attribute>
        <xsl:attribute name="name">
            <xsl:value-of select="$open.expression"
select="$close.expression" disable-output-escaping="yes"/>
        <xsl:attribute name="value">
            <xsl:value-of select="$open.expression"
select="$close.expression" disable-output-escaping="yes"/>
        <xsl:attribute name="value">

Unfortunately, the following gets created:

    <input type="hidden" name="<%= javaName %&gt;" value="<%= javaValue

Is there anyway I can get around the conversion of ">" to "&gt;" within
attributes.  I am confused because I am using the CDATA and
disable-output-escaping trick to get around the conversion.  When I use
the value-of technique outside of attributes, the ">" does not get

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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