Subject: Re: [xsl] CDATA Handling|
From: Evan Lenz <evan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 13:47:08 -0800
I'll probably regret this suggestion. No one has mentioned an alternative possibility (still bad architecturally, just not quite as bad as using CDATA delimiters): use non-XML "markup" (text) to delimit the images.
<x>See following image: TARTIMAGE##abcde##ENDIMAGE##</x>
Why use non-XML markup? Processing instructions do the same job better.
I always feel a bit nervous about using processing instructions when I want to add some markup without changing the DTD. But it's a practical technique that works (much better than CDATA sections). I don't feel too bad about it if the PI really is being used as an "instruction" (to a stylesheet) to do some "processing". And there are cases where (for better or for worse) getting the DTD changed really isn't an option.
Michael Kay http://www.saxonica.com/