RE: [xsl] node-setting() escaped text

Subject: RE: [xsl] node-setting() escaped text
From: "Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 17:37:09 -0000
> Interesting problem i need to solve, either on the front end 
> or the backend, not sure which.  I just had an idea that 
> "might" work, front-end, if i could figure out how.
> Sample DOM:
> <page>
>   <item>
>   &lt;html&gt;
>     text-node containting escaped html
>   &lt;/html&gt;
>   </item>
> </page>
> Knowing in advance that the escaped HTML is well-formed, is 
> there any way to evaluate this text-node string into a 
> node-set and apply-templates upon it?
> Something like this perhaps?
> <xsl:apply-templates select="xx:node-set(unescape(//item))"/>

In Saxon 7.3 you can do:

<xsl:apply-templates select="saxon:parse(string(//item))"/>

saxon:parse takes a string containing XML and parses it to create a
tree, returning the root node of the tree.

Michael Kay
Software AG
home: Michael.H.Kay@xxxxxxxxxxxx
work: Michael.Kay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

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