Re: [xsl] Unescaped CDATA?

Subject: Re: [xsl] Unescaped CDATA?
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2005 18:14:52 -0500
At 2005-12-17 18:11 -0500, I wrote:
At 2005-12-17 23:33 +0100, Jan Eden wrote:
I use a Python script to build XML files out of database records. Within these records, a certain field contains (not necessarily well-formed) HTML.

I need my XSLT processor to skip this data when transforming the document to an HTML document. So I thought it would be a great idea to enclose the data in a CDATA section:

That is not just a great idea, it is required.

Sorry, that was a misleading statement ... what is *required* is that the markup-sensitive characters in your HTML tag soup be escaped. How you escape them is not important, and CDATA sections are a convenient way to do such escaping ... though of course you could have used any method for escaping each individual markup-sensitive character.

. . . . . . . . . Ken

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