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At 2004-06-08 16:07 -0700, Joshua Allen wrote:
> > browsers support different bits of CSS, and even XSLT had a couple of
> > implementation differences you can fall over last time I had much to
>The most annoying inconsistency with XSLT in-browser is the lack of
>consistent support for disable-output-escaping. Admittedly d-o-e is a
>hack, but it's murder trying to work without it.
I think it is suicide trying to work with it.
I tell my students that if they think they need to use d-o-e, then think
again and then think a third time because it is so very rarely needed.
In my personal experience there are only two use cases:
(1) - the synthesis of a declaration subset for the support of unparsed
entity and notation declarations in the resulting XML
(2) - when an HTML stream has been captured in XML using escaping and it
needs to be emitted without escaping (this does *not* include hacking a
I don't think I've every used it for anything else, and I can't think of
anywhere else it is needed because what was needed couldn't be done with
Note that neither of the above two cases is required when the XSLT
processor is used to create XSL-FO, and indeed some of my students have
been burned thinking they can use d-o-e as a lazy way of creating markup
and are surprised when the markup isn't recognized by the XSL-FO process.
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