Re: [xsl] Supressing entity expansion during XSLT transform

Subject: Re: [xsl] Supressing entity expansion during XSLT transform
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 10:18:14 GMT
> I am asking this question assuming that saxon:character-representation
> can solve this problem. Is my assumption correct?

this extension has no effect on general entities such as the one in your
post it just affects how characters are output, as character data as hex
numeric references as decimal numeric references or as well known (html)
entity names.

As ken said, your problem, isn't soluable in XSLT as XSLt has no
information that the entity reference was ever there. You need to do a
non-xml pre-pass, something like

sed -i -e "s/&/[[[amp]]]/g" file.xml

converts &x; to [[[amp]]]x; then do the xslt, then do a referese text
replace to put the entities back.


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