RE: [xsl] querystring and character escaping

Subject: RE: [xsl] querystring and character escaping
From: Mark Kennedy <MarkK@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2001 10:23:35 -0400

I think this might help you. I hope so...

There is an 'undocumented feature' for the IE5 parser that allows you to
disable output escaping using the <xsl:eval> element with the no-entities
attribute set to true. I've used it to output non-well-formed HTML from
CDATA sections. The following example will output the JavaScript into the
result document without escaping the < or & characters.

x = 0;
y = 1;
z = 2;
if( x < y && y < z ) { document.write( 'Hello, World!' ) }

<xsl:template match="foobar">
	<xsl:eval no-entities="true">this.text</xsl:eval>

The same thing can be used to output URLs with non-escaped ampersands.



> Firstly, my solution has to work with the
> <>  namespace
> which is really the problem in itself.  Therefore, I can't use <xsl:output
> method='html'/>, or disable-output-escaping.  How else can I ensure
> entities are correctly interpreted (i.e. not well-formatted) for
> I've tried lots of methods and have trawled through MS and the list
> archives, but can't find anything helpful.
> 	Secondly, my querystrings now have & replaced with &amp;, which is
> OK, as it happens, because IE interprets this 'correctly'. However, it
> doesn't get interpreted correctly with Web Page Dialogs, which don't
> understand XML either.  Does anyone know much about this, or can point me
> a resource about them, I can't find anything on Web Page Dialogs either.
> What exactly are they based on?

Mark Kennedy

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