[XML-SIG] Entity tralation in XSLT
Wed, 15 Nov 2000 12:15:18 -0700
> "Martin v. Loewis" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > Are there known problems with entity handling in XSLT with
> > > PyXML-0.5.5.1 and 4Suite 0.9.1?
> > =
> > Not that I know of.
> > =
> > > This is an simple example, but it also happens in more complex
> > > documents - > is translated, < isn't =
> > =
> > Can you please say why you think this is a problem?
> Because I need it ("<") in templates - I'm building complex
> structures. "<" needs to be specified this way (AFAIK) to
> differentiate between this and the start of a tag.
Ah, it looks as if you are falling afoul of XML, not 4Suite.
"<" and ";" are the only "normal" characters that _must_ be escaped in =
character data. ">", """, "'", etc. are optional except whe=
they'd cause confusion with attribute quotes or CDATA section markers.
4XSLT uses all the latitude it has to minimize escaping because unnecessa=
escaping causes bloat and lack of readibility. If you are using other =
conformant XML tools, 4XSLT's output should work just fine.
Maybe I'm still missing something?
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