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From Volker Bublitz <>
Subject Re: xsp and &lt; symbol problem
Date Thu, 28 Apr 2005 12:26:47 GMT

> What you need to understand is that Cocoon pipelines transport SAX 
> events.  An <xsp:expr> creates a character data event which will 
> percolate down the pipeline.  None of the standard transformers will 
> try to parse these strings into XML again.

ok - thanks for that information.

> You have to generate any XML tags as such already in the XSP:
>    <sql:query>
>      SELECT id FROM cmdb
>      WHERE bezeichnung='<sql:substitute-value 
> sql:name="bezeichnung"/>' ...
>    </sql:query>

i experienced another problem here - on linux this works great but on 
mac os x the output is:

<sql:substitute-value sql:name=""/>

seems to be a different problem here. problems with a library?

> But rather than using XSP-generator|SQL-transformer you should have a 
> look at the esql logicsheet.  That allows you to run the SQL inside 
> the XSP and gives more control over conditional output and formatting.
> Btw for serious applications I would recommend to use neither 
> SQL-transformer nor ESQL-logicsheet for insert/update/delete 
> operations.  These should always be incapsulated in Java classes for 
> proper transaction and exception handling.

i think we'll do it that way - thank you very much.


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