RE: [xsl] “ Entity reference problem

Subject: RE: [xsl] “ Entity reference problem
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 14:22:56 -0400

A couple of refinements to Andreas' advice (which is correct, in the main)

At 12:22 PM 10/17/2003, he wrote:
Two possible solutions:

- use the corresponding Unicode codepoint value ( e.g. &#x22; ) everywhere
instead of &ldquo;

The correct character reference is to &#x201C; for the left double quote mark (assuming you want the ISO-standard ldquo character).

- define an entity &ldquo; in an external DTD that maps to this value

To be explicit, the declaration will look like

<!ENTITY ldquo "&#x201C;" ><!--=double quotation mark, left-->

and I bet if you have ldquo you'll also need

<!ENTITY rdquo "&#x201D;" ><!--=double quotation mark, right-->

and maybe some others.

These declarations can be in either an internal or an external DTD subset of your document. Probably what's happening in your case is that the reference to an external DTD has been removed, or the parser is not parsing it.

This is not an XSL question: you'll find more guidance in a reference on XML syntax.


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