Re: [xsl] CDATA block to node set.

Subject: Re: [xsl] CDATA block to node set.
From: Morten Primdahl <morten@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 00:51:07 +0200
Michael Kay wrote:
I know that my question may seem that of a delusional madman.
But I'm well aware of what CDATA is, I had just hoped to access it
the same way one can access data from a URL:

Well, you can. The CDATA contains a string. If this string is well-formed XML, you can turn it into a tree by parsing it. Saxon 7.1 allows you to do this using saxon:parse(). But it still begs the question: the purpose of CDATA is to say "the stuff in here isn't markup", so if it is markup, why are you putting it in CDATA?

Because I would like to parse my language for validity. Part of the language definition allows arbitrary well-formed XML as data input - so I guess my validity parse can only be "partial". If I use a DTD, I need to escape the arbitrary XML (hence the CDATA). I'm looking into the "lax" option of XML Schemas in an attempt to avoid this.

Thanks for the pointer on saxon:parse() :)


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