RE: [xsl] character entity references; saxon ie 6.0 differences

Subject: RE: [xsl] character entity references; saxon ie 6.0 differences
From: "Whitney, Dan (CanWest Interactive)" <DWhitney@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 13:18:48 -0400
Sorry, I guess I should have specified I have the entity defined as 
<!ENTITY eacute           "&#x000E9;" ><!--=small e, acute accent -->
in external files (along with most of the other possible entities) which are
included in the doctype declaration.


-----Original Message-----
From: Brook Ellingwood [mailto:brook@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: August 26, 2003 12:59 PM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [xsl] Re: 


You can't use an HTML entity in XML. You should use the equivalent entity
from the UTF-16 character set. This URL is convenient for finding the common
character codes:

This URL has far greater scope if you ever need to find a less common code:

In theory, if you are using a Unicode-aware text editor, you can set the
encoding of your file to UTF-16 (or UTF-8) and just type the characters in
without using the entities, but I've had pretty lousy luck getting that to
work all the way to the browser. For now, you're safer to use the entities.

-- Brook

-----Original Message-----
From: Whitney, Dan (CanWest Interactive) [mailto:DWhitney@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: August 26, 2003 1:00 PM
To: 'mulberry - xsl'
Subject: [xsl] character entity references; saxon ie 6.0 differences

Sorry forgot to add a subject to my intial post.

I have the following XML fragment:

<RECORDITEM sqlsource="cityprov" colname="col4">Montr&eacute;al,

I want my output to be:

My xsl is:
        <xsl:for-each select="RECORDITEM">
          <td align="right">
            <font face="verdana" size="1">
            <xsl:value-of select="text()"/>
          <td align="right">
            <font face="verdana" size="1">
            <xsl:value-of select="RECORDREF"/>
When I use ie 6.0 to open this the entity "&eacute;" is not interpreted as
text? so I get something like the following:
<td align="right>Montr</td><td align="right">specialannual</td>
When I translate it with saxon everything comes out as I want.
Which is correct and can I write my XSL to overcome the discrepancy?

Thanks in advance,

Dan Whitney

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