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   Re: [xml-dev] How to escape &dt=... (org.dom4j.DocumentException)

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At 2006-04-21 20:07 +0200, lukas.oesterreicher@inode.at wrote:
>I have the following problem:
>One of my xml nodes contains an url that contains the text &dt=...

Which represents the text string "&dt=..." ... it does not represent 
an entity reference.

>When I try to parse this via DocumentHelper.parseText I get the 
>following exception:
>org.dom4j.DocumentException: Error on line 21 of document  : The 
>reference to entity "dt" must end with the ';' delimiter. Nested 
>exception: The reference to entity "dt" must end with the ';' delimiter.

Which processor are you using?

An example below uses Saxon with its XML processor.

>This ofcourse is fixed when I enclose this in <[CDATA[...]]>

So you are talking about a text node ... but <![CDATA[&amp;dt=...]]> 
represents the string "&amp;dt=...", not "&dt=..."

>How can I handle such examples of &amp;dt= ?

I'm not sure what you mean by "handle" ... that string represents 
"&dt=" and enclosing it in a CDATA section does not give you the same string.

I hope this and the code below helps clarify what you are expressing 
with your syntax.

. . . . . . . . Ken

T:\ftemp>type cdata.xml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="US-ASCII"?>
<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform";

<xsl:output method="text"/>

<xsl:template match="/">
Text node with:  &amp;amp;dt=...:  &amp;dt=
Text node with:  &lt;![CDATA[&amp;amp;dt=]]&gt;: <![CDATA[&amp;dt=]]>

T:\ftemp>xslt cdata.xml cdata.xml con

Text node with:  &amp;dt=...:  &dt=
Text node with:  <![CDATA[&amp;dt=]]>: &amp;dt=


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