RE: [xsl] Can I put a variable to be interpreted in an xml node?

Subject: RE: [xsl] Can I put a variable to be interpreted in an xml node?
From: "Bart Claeys" <Bart.Claeys@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2004 16:06:38 +0200
Hi Michael,

Thanks for your reply.
So, what you're saying is that I shouldn't use any HTML tags in an XML document?
Or are you saying that I should be using strickt XHTML?

The fact is that I can redesign the source document, but I've no clue how. I need to put a sentence in multiple languages in 
the XML document and one of the words should be a link, as follows:

Forgot your password? Fill in <a href="{$link}">this form</a> to retrieve your password.



On 14 Jul 2004 at 9:28, Michael Kay wrote:

> > I'm new to this list, and this is my first question. I have a 
> > two-lingual website (dutch & french). The texts are manually put in
> > a seperate XML file. Now in one case the text contains a variable,
> > like in this example:
> > 
> > <tagname><![CDATA[You can find the link <a 
> > href="{$link}">here</a>]]></tagname>
> > 
> > Obviously when I pull this tag into the document using 
> > <value-of the {$link} is not interpreted. How can I solve 
> > this problem? 
> > I need to use CDATA because the tag can contain html code 
> > like bold, paragraph tags etc.
> It's much better to use well-formed markup in the source document. By
> putting tags in CDATA, you are telling the system "this isn't markup,
> it's ordinary text", which patently isn't true, and has the effect
> that it makes the internal structure inaccessible to the XPath and
> XSLT processors.
> If you can't redesign the source document, then try to find a
> processor that supports the disable-output-escaping option, and use
> <xsl:value-of with disable-output-escaping="yes"/>. This is not a good
> solution, because it means you rely on the result tree being
> serialized as part of the transformation, but it may be your only
> escape route from a poor document design.
> Michael Kay
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