Re: [xsl] Encoding/Entities problems

Subject: Re: [xsl] Encoding/Entities problems
From: Mike Brown <mike@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 11:07:55 -0700 (MST)
Paulo (Shape.Tech) wrote:
> i´m using mike´s exemple:
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1" standalone="no"?>
> <!DOCTYPE xsl:stylesheet [
> <!ENTITY % lat1 PUBLIC "-//W3C//ENTITIES Latin 1 for XHTML//EN"
> "xhtml-lat1.ent">
> <!ENTITY % symbol PUBLIC "-//W3C//ENTITIES Symbols for XHTML//EN"
> "xhtml-symbol.ent">
> <!ENTITY % special PUBLIC "-//W3C//ENTITIES Special for XHTML//EN"
> "xhtml-special.ent">
> %lat1;
> %symbol;
> %special;
> ]>
> I got the .ent files and they´re saved in my local folder. in the browser
> i´m getting this error:
> O sistema não pode localizar o objeto especificado.
> %lat1;
> it means:  the system can´t locate the specified object.  %lat1;

Well that is just simply a "file not found" error. I cannot reproduce it,
myself. I put the .ent files in the same directory as the stylesheet, and it
worked fine. This is with IE6 / MSXML 3, no special security settings that I 
can recall.

MSXML does have a mode where it does not resolve external entities, and 
people have problems with this sometimes, but that's not what is happening 

I do not recommend using the .ent files with full "";
references, because in this case, the browser really would go out over the
Internet to fetch the files.

As David Carlisle said, you can do the work manually; just copy the <!ENTITY>
declarations that you need from the files and use them instead of the
parameter entities. Note that standalone="no" is no longer needed if you do it
this way. And it will always work.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<!DOCTYPE xsl:stylesheet [
<!ENTITY copy "&#169;">
<!ENTITY Delta "&#916;">
<!ENTITY dagger "&#8224;">
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"

  <xsl:output method="html" indent="no"/>

  <xsl:template match="/">


Also, as David said, it's no more difficult to type "&#169;"...
Only use entities if they are really that much more convenient for you.

   - Mike
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