Re: [xsl] HTML character entity issue

Subject: Re: [xsl] HTML character entity issue
From: Michael Müller-Hillebrand <mmh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2008 18:44:01 +0100
Please read about passing parameters to named templates. From what you
report and show it seems you misunderstood that concept. And that is a

Maybe you can first verify that my example works as intended, and then
continue. This will help you spot any problems. I use the XSLT
playground feature of Kernow (kernowforsaxon at for
experiments like this.

Merry Christmas,

- Michael

Am 24.12.2008 um 07:22 schrieb Atul Shinh:


I tried using the method suggested by you but getting the same old


XSLCmd :WARNING: Error Level : 2
XSLCmd :WARNING: Error Code  : 11782 (2E06)
XSLCmd :WARNING: Unexpected element: 'br' after 'fo:#text' in
XSLCmd :WARNING: Line 219, Col 505, /tmp/xif02ee5_7e077883.xml


1  <xsl:template name="fix-br">
2   <xsl:param name="text" select="''"/>
In the 2nd line above I am using "/katalog/produkt/content-tag"
for select property instead of ''.

I am calling the template "one" (below, step 1  ) which again calls
"fix-br" . Hope that is no problem.

1 <xsl:call-template name="one" />

2  	<xsl:template name="one" match="text()" priority="2">
	 <xsl:call-template name="fix-br">
	   <xsl:with-param name="text" select="."/>

Regards Atul

On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 3:39 AM, Michael M|ller-Hillebrand
<mmh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I haven't read the original post, but I guess it would be
sufficient to
"repair" the XML during processing. Of course it is always better
to get
correct XML in the first place. Also sometimes it is simpler to
such documents with a different tools to search and replace all
"&lt;br/&gt;" with "<br/>", but nevertheless it is possible with XSL.

"&lt;br/&gt;" is nothing special for XSL, just simple text. So any
must go into a template that processes text:

<xsl:template match="text()" priority="2">
<xsl:call-template name="fix-br">
  <xsl:with-param name="text" select="."/>

<xsl:template name="fix-br">
<xsl:param name="text" select="''"/>
<xsl:variable name="bad-br" select="'&lt;br/&gt;'"/>
  <xsl:when test="contains($text, $bad-br)">
    <xsl:value-of select="substring-before($text, $bad-br)"/>
    <xsl:call-template name="fix-br">
      <xsl:with-param name="text" select="substring-after($text,
    <xsl:value-of select="$text"/>

This is recursive in case there is more than one "bad-br" in your
With XSLT 2.0 it could be written with a function and/or regular


- Michael (who sometimes has to fix bad content as well)

Am 23.12.2008 um 20:25 schrieb Atul Shinh:

Hey thanks Michael and Vasu for replying back. My response got
slow on
Nothing out of this seems to be working.

I have tried the CDATA and disable-output-escaping="yes". I think
I am
using it in wrong way. Can you elaborate how to use it? I give you
description of my files.

---------------------------part of index.xml--------------------------

<!-- what a story -->
<gruppe>Universal-T|rddmpfer VS 2000</gruppe>
<titel>Das krdftige Topmodell mit verkleidetem Haken</titel>
<content>My sampla text &lt;br/&gt;  DICTATOR-T|rddmpfer bremsen
zufallende T|ren progressiv, d.h. besonders sanft ab, ziehen sie
ins T|rschlo_ und halten sie sicher geschlossen.


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