RE: [xsl] HTML in CDATA

Subject: RE: [xsl] HTML in CDATA
From: "Michael Kay" <mhkay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 10:34:28 +0100
> If I have HTML in a CDATA region like here:
> <article><![CDATA[Test News<br><br>Test News<br><br>Test
> News]]></article>
> Then all I would need to do in order to do in order to get
> the HTML to display (no &lt ;'s or &gt ;'s) is do
> <xsl:value-of select="article" />
The only way to do this is with disable-output-escaping.

Basically, the system doesn't know that the angle brackets inside the CDATA
are markup, because by writing it as CDATA you've said they are text. To
output a text "<" as a markup "<", you need d-o-e.

Mike Kay
Software AG

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