Re: [xsl] Illegal xml chars

Subject: Re: [xsl] Illegal xml chars
From: "Waqar Ali" <waqarali_pk@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 10:00:55 -0500
Hi Alice,

Data is coming from a vendor which has allowed for whatever reason to have this character in their data. I'm applying the transformation to convert it to another format. As far as I know the valid char range is: #x9 | #xA | #xD | [#x20-#xD7FF] | [#xE000-#xFFFD] | [#x10000-#x10FFFF].

I'm need someway to handle this illegal character and the other possible culprits that may arrive in the future.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.


From: Alice Wei <ajwei@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Reply-To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [xsl] Illegal xml chars
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 09:47:26 -0500

Hi, Waqar:

Mind if I ask what is it you tried to put in your XML? As far as I know, 0x08 is not an existing character (and neither is &#x8. That is why it is giving you weird characters when you transform it. I am also surprised that it allows you to transform when you have this kind of character.

Hope this helps.


Quoting Waqar Ali <waqarali_pk@xxxxxxxxxxx>:


I have an illegal character in my xml (0x08 or ) and when I
tries to transform it using xslt, the parser (MS .NET) gives me an
error(hexadecimal value 0x08, is an invalid character). I tried
everything: using different encoding, wrapping my xml data in CDATA
tags but nothing seems
to be working. What do you suggest?

I may end up removing the illegal chars manually using a regular
expression. Do you know one which can remove  and other illegal
chars from the xml?


Alice Wei MIS 2008 School of Library and Information Science Indiana University Bloomington

Current Thread