Re: [xsl] xsl: help (urgent)

Subject: Re: [xsl] xsl: help (urgent)
From: Peter Flynn <peter@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 09:58:00 +0100
At Tuesday, 10 April 2001, Jeni wrote:

>> <DESCRIPTION>Search and download the <a
>> href=\"
>> apps/plsql/oow_user.show_public?p_event=3&p_type=search\">Oracle
>> OpenWorld 2000 technical papers and presentations</a>, over 250
>> papers and presentations in total from Oracle and partner companies.
>As far as the XSLT processor is concerned the < is just a
>less-than sign - it doesn't mean anything special at all.  The text
>within the DESCRIPTION element is just text.  It doesn't know that you
>mean it to be HTML.

That last sentence should probably go into a FAQ :-)

>The best thing that you can do is to have the DESCRIPTION element hold
>HTML rather than a string.  

Why not just add a template for the "a" element?

  <xsl:template match="a">
    <a href="{@href}">

(or a more complex one to handle name as well as or instead of href).


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