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RE: [xsl] msxml apostrophe encoding


Subject: RE: [xsl] msxml apostrophe encoding
From: "Andrew Welch" <ajwelch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 17:37:06 -0000

> Thanks for all of the responses.   I've tried all of your
> suggestions, but with no success.  (tried changing the
> encoding of the HTML file, removed document.write and the
> double transform(thanks!), and tried the windows-1252
> encoding on the output and html file)
>
> I did try changing the initial xml encoding from the server
> to UTF-8, but there are problems.  I'm using Livelink to
> generate the xml.  The default encoding is ISO-8859-1, when
> changing it to UTF-8 the xml process fails (throws an error)
> on any unrecognized characters. (such as the apostrophe in
> question)  Is there any work around for this, given that the
> initial xml encoding needs to be ISO-8859-1?  Or, am I doomed
> if I can't change the initial xml encoding?
>
> I believe the apostrophe in question is a "U+2019 : RIGHT
> SINGLE QUOTATION MARK".  How could I test for this in the
> xsl? What's the correct syntax to represent a U+2019
> character in a stylesheet?  Here's the html file which I'm
> trying to insert into.  I am grabbing the body id and
> inserting the transformation into the body using innerHTML.

I've joined the thread late so if I've misunderstood something...

Couldn't you just use the ascii output encoding, thereby forcing the
serialiser to output a character reference instead of the character
itself.  This means whatever is reading in your output will be fine as
its pure ascii (every encoding supports ascii (don't quote me) so it
doesn't matter what encoding the other end is expecting).

cheers
andrew


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