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Re: [xsl] character entities

Subject: Re: [xsl] character entities
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 11:31:40 GMT

> I am using it for XSLT transformations.

XSLT requires all entities to be expanded.
If you don't need to query into the replacement texts of the entities
and want to use XSLT, you need to use something that removes the &'s
here's a script I use:

sed -e "s/&/XXXAMPXXX/g" -e "s/DOCTYPE\\([^<]*\\)>/--DOCTYPE \\1-->/" $1 > $1.tmp
../xsl/saxon.sh -o $1.tmp2 $1.tmp ../xsl/enum.xsl 
sed -e "s/XXXAMPXXX/\&/g" -e "s/--DOCTYPE *\\([^-]*\\)--/DOCTYPE \\1/" $1.tmp2 > $1
rm $1.tmp $1.tmp2

It comments out the DTD reference, and makes all entity references
simple text, runs saxon, then uncomments the dtd and puts the entity
references back.


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