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From Brian Minchau <minc...@ca.ibm.com>
Subject Re: [Announce] Escaping double quotation marks in XSL
Date Wed, 24 Oct 2007 21:32:10 GMT
Joe K.,

I don't think that Joseph Caporale would be have his problem solved by the
choice of whether attribute values should be surrounded by double quotes,
or single quotes.

He wrote:
The XML looks like this:
<image>imagename.jpg</image>.  Any time that tag's there, the output should
be &lt;img src=\"imagename.jpg\" / &gt;.

He wants the " untouched, and he wants a \ infront of each ", and he
doesn't even want the <,> around the img tag.

- Brian

             10/24/2007 12:40          Brian Minchau/Toronto/IBM@IBMCA     
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How Hard Would It Be (how much performance would it cost us) if we put in a
switch for whether the users wanted double-quoted attributes (requiring
double-quotes within them be escaped) or single-quoted (requiring
single-quotes within them be escaped)?

I know we don't want to try to switch on a case-by-case basis -- that would
be a definite performance hit -- but this *might* be an affordable option
and might help a few folks.

On the other hand, it might help too few to be justifiable. In which case
the answer might be "It's open source; here's where to patch it to swap the

"... Three things see no end: A loop with exit code done wrong,
A semaphore untested, And the change that comes along. ..."
-- "Threes" Rev 1.1 - Duane Elms / Leslie Fish (

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