Re: [xsl] resolve html entities

Subject: Re: [xsl] resolve html entities
From: Maximilian Gärber <max@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 10:42:44 +0100
Thanks for the suggestion.

I hoped this would be easier, since these are all "standard" html entities. I thought of two possible

1.) the ugly one: do a string-replace

2.) get a fitting dtd/schema which maps these entities to unicode characters

Would either one be a good starting point?


Michael Kay wrote:

I would suggest parsing the HTML using John Cowan's TagSoup parser. This
looks to the XSLT processor just like an XML parser, so you can probably
integrate it directly - depending on the XSLT processor that you are using.

Michael Kay

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From: Maximilian Gdrber [mailto:max@xxxxxxxxxx] Sent: 31 October 2005 08:40
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [xsl] resolve html entities


I know this is a common question but I could not find a specific answer to this:

I am exporting texts from a database that contains html markup. Now I need to transform
the html to something usable in a DTP application.

The tags are not the problem because I am only allowing a subset of html but the html entities
(german umlauts, special characters) would need to be transformed to plain Unicode (UTF-8)

What is the best way to achieve this?


Max Gaerber

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