Re: [xsl] (newby) extraction of CDATA nodes to different XML files

Subject: Re: [xsl] (newby) extraction of CDATA nodes to different XML files
From: <dalloro@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 12:05:50 +0200
On Apr 1, 2005 11:18 AM, David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>  The elements have the strange definition shown below:
>  <![CDATA[   .....snip.....   ]]>
> That isn't an element, it's a CDATA section and is invisible to an XSLT
> processor. You just extract the data from the surrounding element in the
> usual way.

Ok, so I cannot parse anything inside that section...

> CDATA is just an authoring convenience, within the marked region < acts
> like &lt; and & acts like &amp; so if you have a large chunk of XML that
> you want to quote as data rather than as part of the XML tree, you can
> do
> <x><![[CDATA[<p>zzz <span>dddd &nbsp; ...</span></p>]]></x>
> but XSLT will see the same input as if you had gone
> <x>&lt;p>zzz &lt;span>dddd &amp;nbsp; ...&lt;/span>&lt;/p></x>

Well.... I got confused now.... Do you mean that I won't be able to
obtain formally correct XML files without an additional non-XSL
transformation (necessary to remove the <![CDATA[ token) of the
XSL-transformated file.

Am I right?


> David
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