Matching attributes that contain both &pos; and "

Subject: Matching attributes that contain both &pos; and "
From: Paul_Dick@xxxxxxxxx
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 15:54:40 -0400
The xpath states in section 1:
To avoid a quotation mark in an expression being interpreted by the XML
processor as terminating the attribute value the quotation mark can be
entered as a character reference (" or '). Alternatively, the
expression can use single quotation marks if the XML attribute is delimited
with double quotation marks or vice-versa.

However the following example proves troublesome for XT, Saxon
and Xalan. All of them generate an error.
--XML Source:--
<?xml version="1.0"?>
  <location name=' "x"  &apos;a z'/>

--XSLT Stylesheet:--
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="";

<xsl:template match="/">

<xsl:template match="channel/location[@name=' "x" &apos;a z']">
  <xsl:value-of select="@name"/>


This might be a flaw with the spec,  but given that it isn't, does anyone
have a work around for how to match this attribute.


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