Re: [xsl] How to deal with special characters in XSL?

Subject: Re: [xsl] How to deal with special characters in XSL?
From: "Rafael 'Dido' Sevilla" <sevillar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 15:31:08 +0800
On Wed, Oct 17, 2001 at 02:59:28PM +0800, RABi wrote:
> 1) the parser treat all &nbsp; as undefined entities, if I use
> <![CDATA[&nbsp;]]>, it will be shown on the browser directly with the "&"
> converted to &amp; in html. how can I put &nbsp; in my html without being
> converted?

Use &#160; instead of &nbsp;.  The latter is an HTML-ism, you need to
import the entities into your XSL file if you want to use it there, e.g.

<!ENTITY nbsp "&#160;">

> 2) another problem happens to the "%" character. for e.g. I have a table
> which is 100% wide, I will have to write it as:
>     <table>
>         <xsl:attribute name="width"><![CDATA[100%]]></xsl:attribute>
>     </table>
>     that works well in the Orion parser, but when I open the same XSL file
> in IE directly, it will show "100%" inside the table on the screen! I have
> to use <table width="100%"> in IE to overcome this problem. is there anyway
> to make it work on all parsers?

MSXSL is not compliant with the standard.  Give up hope on getting it to
work on IE until they decide to come up with a version that is fully
compliant with the official XSLT standard.

Rafael R. Sevilla <sevillar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>   +63(2)   8177746 ext. 8311
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