[xsl] Escaping Characters in Dynamic data.

Subject: [xsl] Escaping Characters in Dynamic data.
From: "Owen" <owen@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 08:56:57 -0000
Hi all,

I have come across a problem when processing XML files produced dynamically
by a script pulling back data from a database. If there are reserved XML
characters within the database content being retrieved then some XML parsers
will throw up an error (depending on the character), so preventing further
processing (in this case transformation to html). The only (unsatisfactory)
solution I can think of at the moment is to CDATA every field I retrieve
dynamically, as I have no control over the input into the database. Is this
_really_ the way to go? If so, I presume this incurs no great overhead?

I'd appreciate any (almost :-) ) comments.



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