Re: [xsl] Problem with control character

Subject: Re: [xsl] Problem with control character
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2003 16:14:10 -0400
At 2003-09-03 15:23 -0400, FranklinChen@xxxxxxx wrote:
&#21; is not a valid character for XML 1.0

This is correct.

I need to output this character!
Is there any pure XSLT workaround for my problem,

Not that I can think of ... you can't specify the character in XML in order for the character to be in the stylesheet to be output to your result.

or do I have output
something like "JUNK" and have a (non-XSLT) script postprocess the
text to replace that with the required control character?

XT has the built-in NXML extension output method that is already written for you to do just this: outputting arbitrary character codes in text files. There is an example of the use of NXML on pages 120-123 of the free excerpt download of our XSLT book that we sell off our web site.

If you need to use <xsl:key> that XT doesn't support, then write a two-pass where the first pass uses another processor and outputs XML that your XT pass then reads and puts out the control characters.

I hope this helps.

.................. Ken

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