Re: [xsl] Disable Output Esacping Problems

Subject: Re: [xsl] Disable Output Esacping Problems
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2002 15:48:18 -0500
At 2002-11-06 15:17 -0500, Schwartz, Rechell R, ALCAS wrote:
I am trying to generate an HTML file that will really be generated as an XML file and then be used as input to another XSL stylesheet

Then it is obliged to be well-formed XML.

In the first XSLT file I need (or I think I need) to disable output esacping

When you think you need it, you are probably thinking off on a tangent and are missing the opportunity to do things "cleanly" with nodes.

For best results with XSLT you need to represent the node tree structure of your result in the node tree structure of your stylesheet ... see for a recent post where I try to emphasize this point.

XSLT is a node manipulation environment, not a markup manipulation environment, and your approach is attempting to do raw markup, which opens up the opportunity to shoot yourself in the foot (and isn't portable to all XSLT processors).

because I need to generate non-symmetrical XML tags. The disabling of output esacping generates the expected output, but the second XSLT file doesn't seem to recognize the <TD> and <TR> tags whose output was escaped and fails to apply the appropriate styling to these tags.

Remember that XML is case sensitive. You say "<TD>" above, but your code says "<td>".

Try restructuring your approach to never use disable-output-escaping.

I hope this helps.

...................... Ken

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