RE: [xsl] <xs:any> and [!CDATA{ - Simple question

Subject: RE: [xsl] <xs:any> and [!CDATA{ - Simple question
From: "Graves, Jim \(CONTR\)" <jim.graves@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 23:43:38 -0500
To give my simple answer, I think CDATA construct is a valid XML
construct, but not in this context, as I explain below. The CDATA
construct is not a 'tag' it's a literal string of special (protected)
text, protected inside the 'section' (the CDATA 'section'). This is more
of an XML thing, as correctly alluded to by MK -- not so much an XSLT
thing. The CDATA is used to "block escape" a literal text string -- if
replacing illegal chars, ("<" and "&") with entity references would
cause more problems.

In your example schema, showing the XML schema, the wildcard: "##any"
lets the processor put in any namespace, when the additional: "
processContents="lax" " is used. It may be necessary but still not
'sufficient' to be 100% correct, hence the problems. To explain this to
some other inquisitive person, I'd suggest that perhaps the use of a
CDATA section is not acceptable as a namespace, presumably because there
is no well-defined namespace for CDATA, in the schema, thus the

This may be from off-point, but I've used
The CDATA stuff inside XSLT as an 'in-line' to javscript, as shown
below. This works inside XSLT:

<script implements-prefix="PDQ">
var message="SOME DATA STR"
function redo(){

Best wishes,

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Kay [mailto:mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, 28 February 2006 02:58
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [xsl] <xs:any> and [!CDATA{ - Simple question

Your question doesn't seem to relate to XSLT.

But I think the answer (assuming that the complextype detail is the type
the detail element) is that hte schema does not allow text content and
therefore does not allow a CDATA section, since a CDATA section is just
another way of writing text content.

Michael Kay

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pedro Alves [mailto:pedro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: 27 February 2006 23:59
> To: XSL List
> Subject: [xsl] <xs:any> and [!CDATA{ - Simple question
> Hello. I have a problem regarding weblogics soap response.
> Soap specification has the following:
> ___________________________________________
> <complexType name="detail">
>   <sequence>
>     <any namespace="##any" minOccurs="0"
> maxOccurs="unbounded" processContents="lax"/>
>   </sequence>
>   <anyAttribute namespace="##any" processContents="lax"/>
> </complexType>
> ___________________________________________
> And the xml I get says something like the following in the middle:
> ___________________________________________
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> <soap:Envelope xmlns:soap="";>
>   <soap:Body>
>     <soap:Fault>
>       <faultcode>
> Client
> </faultcode>
>       <faultstring>
> </faultstring>
>       <detail><![CDATA[
> Application fault:
> ><error><trxNumber>200602160008360421</trxNumber><statusFields
> ><field>824</field></statusFields><errorType>FU</errorType><er
> r>
> at
> (...)
> ]]></detail>
>     </soap:Fault>
>   </soap:Body>
> </soap:Envelope>
> ___________________________________________
> Since I'm not being able to connect axis to that weblogic,
> I'm trying to
> prove my boss that's not my fault :)
> Is that <![CDATA[]] inside the <detail> a valid tag?
> Thanks
> --
> Pedro Alves
> pedro.alves@xxxxxxxx

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