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Re: [xsl] Is there any xslt 2.0 processor that implements sticky d-o-e

Subject: Re: [xsl] Is there any xslt 2.0 processor that implements sticky d-o-e
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 10:20:19 +0000

On 18/02/2013 08:58, bryan rasmussen wrote:
  as in your example
&lt;title&gt;hello&lt;/title&gt; unescape it

Well of course the actual string content of the node is then


The entities are not there so the "unescape" operation is the function of an xml parser, to turn a string containing xml markup into a node tree.

XPath 3 will have an xml parser as standard, many xpath 1 or 2 systems have an xml parser as extension functions.

A pure xslt way of course is to write the file out in one transfom and then read it back in another.

Or for relatively simple xml-like markup there is a parser written in XSLT available at


which you could use as

<xsl:stylesheet version="2.0"

<xsl:import href="http://web-xslt.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/htmlparse/htmlparse.xsl"/>

<xsl:output omit-xml-declaration="yes"/>

<xsl:variable name="data"> &lt;doc&gt; &lt;title&gt;hello&lt;/title&gt; &lt;/doc&gt; </xsl:variable>

<xsl:template name="main">
 <xsl:variable name="pdata" select="d:htmlparse($data,'',false())"/>
 <xsl:value-of select="$pdata/doc/title"/>

which produces:

$ saxon9 -it main xp.xsl hello


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