Re: [xsl] Variables and HTML

Subject: Re: [xsl] Variables and HTML
From: JBryant@xxxxxxxxx
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 13:06:08 -0600
You mention that you need to have entities inside the variable. However, 
without seeing more of your XML and XSL and knowing more about what you 
want to produce, I don't see the need for the entities inside the 
variable. The variable could contain just the href value, in which case 
you could do this:

<dd><a href="{$variable1}">Link text (from another variable, 

If you show us more about why you need to have the entities in the 
variable, perhaps we can offer more help.

Jay Bryant
Bryant Communication Services
(presently consulting at Synergistic Solution Technologies)

Carmelo Montanez <carmelo@xxxxxxxx> 
03/10/2005 12:46 PM
Please respond to


[xsl] Variables and HTML


I am sure this been debated before to the ground.  I have
a variable that have entities as part of its contents as in the

variable1 = "&lt; A href  = ....."

I am trying to output this as html

<dd><xsl:value-of select = "$variable1"/></dd>

The problem is that when I get the HTML, I still have the entities
inside the variables causing the HTML browser to display the wrong thing

My final HML looks something like this:

<DD>A &lt;a href="Ballot"&gt;&lt;i&gt;Ballot&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt; prepared 
or &lt;a href="cast"&gt;&lt;{i&gt;cast&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt; by a voter 
than at a regular polling place.</DD>

I will like to have all those entities resolved.  I need to use the 
entities inside the
variable because I am doing a lot of manipulations with it.


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