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RE: [xsl] CDATA elements in XSLT
Subject: RE: [xsl] CDATA elements in XSLT|
From: "Michael Kay" <mhk@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 19:12:49 +0100
> The question is; How can I escape the & sign from the xml
> file to the xml
> output so I can write to the xml output: "America & Brownie"
> instead of
> having: "America & Brownie".
If the output contained the string "America & Brownie" then it wouldn't be
valid XML. If you want to write non-XML output, that's another question.
> I also need to count on the number of characters for "America
> & Brownie" and
> not from "America & Brownie".
No problem, string-length() counts the number of characters in the text
node, not the number of characters in the external serialization. In the
text node there is a single "&" character.
> I have read about CDATA but doesn't seems to be the better
Doesn't help. Ampersand characters in the data model have to be escaped,
either using entities, character references, or CDATA, when they appear in
lexical XML. Otherwise it's not XML.