Re: [xsl] extension functions returning temporary trees

Subject: Re: [xsl] extension functions returning temporary trees
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 20:38:57 GMT
   I'm trying to return the string "<root>test</root>" from a .NET extension =
   written in C# to the Altova XML engine running XSLT 2.0.
   What actually gets returned replaces the "<" with "& l t ;" (without the s=
   paces) and similarly for ">".  This, of course, means that XSLT 2.0 can't =
   implicitly convert the returned value to a temporary tree.

   Has anyone else seen this problem and, if so, how have they fixed it?

   Your help is much appreciated, I've been banging my head against the wall =
   over this for the past several days.

most likely the < has not been turned into & l t ; (check with
string-length() the entity reference is simply the way that character is
shown in xml. XSLT does not turn a string such as <root>test</root> into
a tree, that is the function of an xml parser. I don't have altova to
test but most likely you can parse the string uisng .net's xml parser
and pass the resulting DOM node to the xslt engine rather than the


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