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From Berin Loritsch <blorit...@infoplanning.com>
Subject Re: random character
Date Fri, 11 Aug 2000 18:53:00 GMT
Lisa van Gelder wrote:
> 
> Hello cocoon peeps.
> 
> I've got a stylesheet that converts html - xml which is producing an odd
> character: &#194; When cocoon meets this character it starts giving me
> errors about not closing tags properly.
> 
> 1) why does &#194; cause errors? It is a numeric entity, and I thought
> cocoon could cope with those.
> 
> 2) where does &#194; come from?
> 
> I think it has something to do with &nbsp;  My html file is run through HTML
> Tidy which converts all &nbsp; to its numeric equivalent, &#160;  The html
> file is then run through a stylesheet to convert it into xml.
> 
> But in front of every &#160; in my xml file there is a &#194;
> 
> example:
> 
> <p>&#160;</p> <--- html tidy output
> 
> becomes <p>&#194;&#160;</p> <!-- final xml output
> 
> Has anybody else run into this, and how have they dealt with it?

&#194; is a capital 'A' with an carret '^' on top.  Why it is converting
it in that manner, I don't know.

I am familiar with automatic conversion of ampersands('&'), and the open and
close carets ('<' and '>').

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