Re: [xsl] Problem with embeded XHTML in an XML file and transformation to XSL:FO

Subject: Re: [xsl] Problem with embeded XHTML in an XML file and transformation to XSL:FO
From: "andrew welch" <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2006 14:54:10 +0100
On 8/12/06, Luuk Jansen <subscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I have a problem with the following, and breaking my head over it the last couple of days.

I have the content element as seen below in a xml document which has to
be transformed to a PDF. That is no problem with the Apache FOP and I
have almost everything working except the view parts that use the XHTML.

How do I create a template that can transfer the XHTML code to XSL:FO
code on the fly (preserving layout etc). I tried importing the
xhtml2fo.xsl sheet into the general style sheet and then call
apply-templates inside the content element, but that doesn't work, I
guess because the tags are not correct (as in &lt;).

The resulting PDF document shows the HTML perfect (with <HTML> etc.).

I was trying to apply-templates to the code and then put it in a
variable on which the xhtml2fo.xsl template can be applied, but FOP
crashed on that try.

Does anybody have any suggestion?

Thanks a million in advance,



A small snip of the embedded code is (I replaced the text):

<Content Version="1.0"
class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 6pt; text-align: justify;
text-indent: 21.25pt; font-family: times new roman;"&gt;&lt;font
size="3"&gt;&lt;span style="font-size: 12pt;"&gt;

Because the markup is escaped you will need to parse it twice. You have a <Content> element containing a string:


In order for a template to be applied to <html> you need to parse it
once to get angle brackets:


...then parse it again to get an <html> element.

To do this you can use an extension such as saxon:parse() eg:

<xsl:variable name="htmlContent" select="saxon:parse(/pathto/Content)"/>

and then:

<xsl:apply-templates select="$htmlContent"/>


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