Subject: RE: RE: [xsl] How do I omit XML declaration in output?|
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 15:21:48 -0400
Thanks for your input, though. -- Charles Knell cknell@xxxxxxxxxx - email
-----Original Message----- From: Nassar, Anthony <ANassar@xxxxxxxx> Sent: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 15:06:14 -0400 To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: RE: [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?