Re: [xsl] special characters

Subject: Re: [xsl] special characters
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 11:28:01 +0100
Gary Cornelius wrote

  <xsl:text disable-output-escaping="yes">&eacute;</xsl:text>

It's almost always a bad idea to suggest to someone that they use

There is no need here in the HTML output method, most processors will
output the character as an entity automatically without you needing to
do any entity definitions or d-o-e in the stylesheet.

  Then setup characters.ent...

  <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
  <!-- latin capital letter E with grave, U+00C8 ISOlat1 &#201; -->
  <!ENTITY eacute "&eacute;">

That would be a very dangerous file. It could be considered a denial of
service attack: It will put any XML parser into an infinite loop if it
ever finds an instance of &eacute;.


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