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RE: [xsl] String evaluation problem
Subject: RE: [xsl] String evaluation problem|
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 12:50:22 +0100
This one made me chuckle (sorry!), because it's so imaginative.
Unfortunately the processing model is completely different from the way you
are imagining it. Entity definitions in the stylesheet are expanded by the
XML parser before XSLT gets to see the stylesheet. The XSLT processor
doesn't know that any entities ever existed.
It's just about possible (though not at all convenient) to generate an
entity reference in the result document that's expanded using the entities
defined in the DTD of the result document, when the result document comes to
be used. But really, XSLT and entities aren't very happy bedfellows.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fadi Qutaishat [mailto:fadi_taher2000@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: 19 October 2005 11:54
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [xsl] String evaluation problem
> Hi all,
> I have the following situation:
> <?xml version="1.0"?>
> <!DOCTYPE xsl:stylesheet [
> <!ENTITY continue1 "general explanations">
> <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
> <xsl:template match="login">
> The output would be <test>&continue1;</test> but it
> does not get evaluated to be "general explanations" as
> defined in the above !DOCTYPE.
> Any Ideas ?
> Many thanks,
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