Re: [xsl] escaping ampersands in replace function

Subject: Re: [xsl] escaping ampersands in replace function
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 17:06:35 +0100
> I'm using XSLT2's replace function against a string but am having problems
> escaping the ampersand.

ampersaand isn't a special character to xpath regular expressions, so
you don't need to escape it  so you want:


then you need to put that XPath expression in a slect attribute,
whenever you put a string containg & in an XMl file you need to write it
as &amp; so the xslt looks like


This is assuming that your input string contains a " & " 
 if it contains " &amp; "
then you want the XPath


which would be written in an XML file such as an XSLT stylesheet as


as the & has to be written as &amp;


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