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RE: [xsl] escaping an accented character


Subject: RE: [xsl] escaping an accented character
From: "Michael Kay" <mhk@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 23:28:02 -0000

No, it's not wrong.

Presumably the character is in a URI-valued attribute and you are using
the HTML output method. The correct escaping method for such attributes
is to encode the character as a sequence of UTF-8 octets, and then
escape each octet as two hex digits in the form %HH.

Michael Kay 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
> Peter Hollingsworth
> Sent: 13 January 2004 20:52
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [xsl] escaping an accented character
> 
> 
> The character à ('a' with a grave accent) appears in a node 
> in my XML. When 
> I use an XSLT to display the node in an href for link in an 
> html page, the 
> character gets escaped as %C3%A0, which is completely wrong 
> (it should be 
> escaped as %E0). Similar problems occur with all accented characters.
> 
> Both the XSL and the XML file have encoding="UTF-8" (unicode, 
> I believe).
> 
> Any suggestions?  Thanks.
> 
> --Peter 
> 
> 
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