Subject: RE: [xsl] How do I omit XML declaration in output?|
From: "Nassar, Anthony" <ANassar@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 15:06:14 -0400
The .NET XmlWriter class has an XmlSettings property that includes an OmitXmlDeclaration property. Is that what you're after? It sounds to me like you're in Windows. -----Original Message----- From: cknell@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:cknell@xxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Friday, March 30, 2007 2:55 PM To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [xsl] How do I omit XML declaration in output? I have a process that selects data from a SQL database and combines it using XSLT to produce an Excel file. I now have a wish to move the data from an XML file into the database. At a point in the process, I will continue to use XSLT to produce the final output, so I need to retain the escaped ampersands in the data. I have written a stylesheet to create a flat data file for uploading into the database. When I set the output method attribute to "text", the ampersands are output without the escaping. That is what I expect, but not what I need. When I set the output method attribute to "xml", the ampersands are escaped, this is also what I expect (and what I need). The fly in the ointment is that with the method set to "xml", the xml document declaration is also output on the first line. This too is what I expect, unfortunately, not what I want. Is there a setting that will cause the processor to omit the document declaration, or will I have to remove it in a separate section of the processing pipeline?