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Subject: Re: [xsl] [HELP] Preserving character references in the result tree
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 11:19:18 GMT

  So my question is:
  How can i preserve the characters references in the
  result tree?

You can't preserve them: character references are replaced by the
characters so referenced by the XML parser reading your input, before
XSLT ever sees it.

If you want those characters to be output as references rather than
character data (whowever they were input) then specify an encoding on
xsl:output that does not include the character (eg US-ASCII) If your
XSLt system supports output to that encoding, it will output any
characters not in teh encoding using references.

Of course, the SVG system doesn't care if the attribute has a character
reference or character. As for XSL, it will always see the character
as it also uses an XML parser on the front end, so will never see a
character reference.


David

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http://www.dcarlisle.demon.co.uk/matthew

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