Re: [xsl] Variables and HTML

Subject: Re: [xsl] Variables and HTML
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 01:05:21 GMT
> I read this (with the addition of the closing parenthesis) as replacing  
> less than greater than and ampersand with three unfamiliar character  
> entities.

Yes, except that character references are not entity references.
They are not just unfamiliar thay are the first three slots in the
"Private Use Area" ie permenantly unassigned unicode characters that will
never have unicode definitions but are left blank for uses within an

> The way I read the w3c spec, it looked like you'd have to enclose those  
> three output-character definitions in a named character map and make the  
> serializer aware of that map by specifying the name in the  
> use-character-map attribute of xsl:output.  Did you assume that or am I  
> missing something?

That's correct sorry I didn't make that clearer.

Rather than using translate explictly, if I were doing thjis I'd define
a function xsl:my:d-o-e in some namespace that took a string and
replaced < > and & as I suggested so you could just do
<xsl:value-of select="my:d-o-e(.)"/>
where you needed to this.


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