Re: [xsl] Entity reference problem

Subject: Re: [xsl] Entity reference problem
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2003 18:43:13 -0400

To be as persnickety as possible, one must point out first that this isn't an XSL question, but a parsing question. Nonetheless, since you're running into it in an XSL context, let that slide --

At 06:23 PM 10/15/2003, you wrote:
All of the entities are resolved properly except for "hyphen". (It just
comes over as the generic "block" character) Here is the entity declaration:

<!ENTITY hyphen "&#x002D">

If this is what you have, and not

<!ENTITY hyphen "&#x002D;" >

you'll get a parse error because of the missing semicolon. (Otherwise, I don't know why it's not working -- what's the error message?)

<!ENTITY hyphen "&mdash;">

This will work *if* the mdash entity has been declared ahead of the hyphen entity -- but I don't think you want em-dashes there even if it has.

You might also try

<!ENTITY hyphen "-" >


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