Re: [xsl] include html code from xml

Subject: Re: [xsl] include html code from xml
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 9 May 2002 16:54:51 +0100
> I've got an XML tag containing some html code as a string.

> <TAG1> hello<br>bye </TAG1>

Be careful with teh terminology:  hello<br>bye  is not contained in any
tag, the start tag  <TAG1> just contains the element name TAG1 (and no
attributes in this case) similarly the end tag </TAG1> just contains the
element name TAG1.

Your HTML is contained in the element TAG1 (which is marked with two
tags, a start tag and and end tag: don't confuse "tag" with "element"
otherwise you will be very confused using XSLT (and XML, generally).

Ypu can not have what you say you have as otherwise your document is not
well formed and the only thing you get is a fatal parse error.

If your HTML is coded as well formed XML 


<TAG1> hello<br/>bye </TAG1>
Then you are in a good situation and you can just do

<xsl:copy-of select="."/>

However i suspect you have

<TAG1><![CDATA[ hello<br>bye ]]></TAG1>
or equivalently
<TAG1> hello&lt;br>bye </TAG1>

By far the best plan is to make sure that your XML is _not_ in this form
but in the first form, but failing that you can resort to using
if you are in a situation where this is supported, but that is only an
escape to be used as a last resort.


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