RE: [xsl] Escaping Characters in Dynamic data.

Subject: RE: [xsl] Escaping Characters in Dynamic data.
From: "Owen" <owen@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 11:19:45 -0000
> > 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
> > 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.
> If you have sufficient access to the data to wrap it in CDATA,
> couldn't you instead just fix the "reserved" characters (depending on
> what precisely you mean by that) before letting the XSLT processor see
> it?
> Michael

But as I don't have any control over the data that has been input into the
database then I would have to loop through every character of every field I
retrieved. It would be easier to wrap everything in CDATA, although I'm
hoping there is a more sophisticated answer to the problem than that.


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