Re: [xsl] Entities in XSL (again)

Subject: Re: [xsl] Entities in XSL (again)
From: Terry Badger <terry_badger@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 07:36:27 -0800 (PST)
Thank you. I thought I could get the stylesheet to declare the 'missing'
entity in the xml file but that is the duty of the xml file and the parser
would get this problem before the stylesheet got it. I can just use
disable-output-escaping to put that entity in if needed on the output.
From: Syd Bauman <Syd_Bauman@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wed, February 17, 2010 9:14:50 AM
Subject: Re: [xsl] Entities in XSL (again)

It's also may be worth examining
why you want the 'nbsp' entity
declared for your stylesheet. I note that it is
not referenced from
within the stylesheet you provided, but perhaps that was
snippet-code, not your real program.

In any case, it can be particularly
useful to use entities when
declared externally so that their values can be
changed in 1 place
and be registered by both the stylesheet and the instances.
But if you're just using the entity to make recording a character you
type on your keyboard easier for your encoders, using " "
in the stylesheet
and "&nbsp;" in the instances will work just fine.
(Presuming, of course, that
'nbsp' has been properly declared in the
instance, as George pointed out.)
This is because by the time the
XSLT engine sees these, each has been boiled
down to the actual
character U+00A0 (which is 1100001010100000 if using UTF-8
:-), so
they're the same.

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