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I'm just guessing at your needs, but if you are in .NET then take a look
at the List Controls - Repeater, DataList and DataGrid. Using one of
them you can enter straight HTML and also move data in from 1. XML or 2.
relational databases, or 3. using FOR XML with a Microsoft SQL database
- import relational data as XML. Look at the Repeater first. It offers
the most flexibility while DataGrid offers the easiest/fastest way to
"automatically" do things without coding.
Look through Help, or MSDN or Knowledgebase on the Microsoft site to
find "Walkthrough" or "HOW TO" while searching for the words "XML" and
"Repeater". That's where I'd look next.
If what you really want is just text formatting, search for "CSS". The
best way in .NET to apply text formatting is to use CSS. I tried XSL-FO
and it isn't supported by Microsoft :-(. Forget about using standard
HTML for text formatting, that's not the right way to do it in .NET, in
my opinion. Search for "CSS" or "Cascading Style Sheets" to find out
more on how to do it. There should be a Walkthrough or HOW TO or
Also, I found a site called http://www.learnvisualstudio.net that has
training videos that really helped me.
Please check out the "Wow! Look At Windows XP" book I wrote at
From: Matt Gushee [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 3:50 PM
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Embedding html in XML
On 13 Nov 2002 at 15:11, Kristopher Kleva wrote:
> if I need to include some text formatting inside XML elements.
> What's the best what to do it. I'm using the MSXML parser and it
> seems to be ignoring any html within the XML.
> <someXMLdata><font class="header">T</font>he first letter is
> bold</someXMLdata> <someXMLdata><font class="header">The whole
> sentence is bold</font></someXMLdata>
> <someXMLdata><p>The whole sentence is it's own
> When I parse the file and display it, it takes out the embedded html
> text to format the text . Is this normal?
How do you know the html elements are being removed? Are you doing the
parsing on the command line? If what you mean is that you're viewing
the document in Internet Explorer and you're not getting the desired
font effects, the problem is simply that the HTML elements are *not
recognized as HTML* because they are within an XML document.
Do you have any sort of a stylesheet? If you want to display a nicely
formatted document in a browser, you're going to need at least CSS, and
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