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- From: Chris Maden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Wed, 9 Sep 1998 01:22:38 -0400 (EDT)
> Some of you may have already found that you can't include <,>,&,'
> or " in the element content of an XSL or XML document and expect it
> to make it to a generated HTML file without getting escaped to <,
The transformation part of XSL is intended to produce well-formed XML.
> If anyone knows of a better (read: not-so-hacked-up) way to do
> this, I'd really like to hear about it.
There won't be one. In XML, " and " and equivalent. This is
also true in HTML; if your browser doesn't accept x < 5 and x < 5
as equivalent, then the browser is broken. I appreciate that this is
not your fault and I sympathize, but if XSL attempts to include a
workaround for every existing HTML browser implementation, it will do
no one any good. Please stop referring to this as an XSL hack-up
instead of a broken-browser workaround, and suggesting that XSL has
grossly overlooked something because of this problem. Support for
pre-XML HTML was explicitly considered and rejected by the Working
-Chris, not speaking for the WG in any way
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