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From "Robert Koberg" <...@koberg.com>
Subject Re: ampersand (&amp;) handling in jspx - any workaround?
Date Wed, 14 Feb 2007 20:11:36 GMT
On Wed, 14 Feb 2007 15:05:02 -0500, Christopher Schultz  
<chris@christopherschultz.net> wrote:

> Stefan wrote:
>> but where do I need a single "&" in the generated XML. That's forbidden
>> a causes the problems. Can You come up a use case?
>
> Oh, I'm not saying that it's a good idea. I actually agree that emitting
> a single & doesn't make any sense.
>
> Compare this to XSLT. If you want a stylesheet to emit an '&', don't you
> use &amp;? And if you want to emit '&amp;' you have to double it.

No, if your output method is XML (or XHTML in XSL v2) then it does not  
convert it to &. If your output is HTML or text then it does.

Why not just use XSL or something like Velocity or Freemarker?

best,
-Rob


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