Re: [xsl] XSL Java (&amp;lt; &lt; <) problem

Subject: Re: [xsl] XSL Java (&amp;lt; &lt; <) problem
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 11:53:15 GMT

> It gives an error cause in javascript i use in the for loop a <
> sign. ok but if I change it in &lt; the javascript would go wrong. 
> How can I write clear Javascript in XSL without messing up XSL/Java and getting errors?

That's an XML issue, not an XSLT one.
< must always be escaped in any XML file.

Just use &lt;.

If you are producing an HTML script element this will be linearised as "<"
(as html script is a CDATA element)

If you are producing an XHTML script element this will be linearised as "&lt"
(as XHTML script takes PCDATA content). An XHTML implementation will
extract the XML-escaped text from the script element and pass the
underlying character data to the javascript engibe, so javascript will
see a "<" in either case.



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