Re: [xsl] Getting useful data from this XML

Subject: Re: [xsl] Getting useful data from this XML
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 11:03:06 +0100
Normally people have
<foo> &lt;p&gt;... &lt;/p&gt; </foo>

and we tell them life would be better if they could instead have

<foo> <p>... </p> </foo>

but if they really can't change the input format d-o-e will get them out
of a hole.

But you have

<foo> &amp;lt;p&amp;gt;... &amp;lt;/p&amp;gt; </foo>

which means that it is _double_ escaped ie someone dug a big hole and
then put a trap at the bottom of it before throwing you in.

You could look to using an extension element (eg if you have saxon:parse
available you could parse it _twice_ to get back to having elements
there) but I would not do this using xslt I would pass the input through
sed or perl to normalise the input first, before using xslt on it.


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