In my previous post the first example was supposed to use
#169; with little
ampersand in the front.
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 08:18:32 +1200
I'm having a lot of trouble getting *©* (the copyright
I know this problem has been explained before but I can't
find the thread
which has a working answer.
I'm getting this:
<xsl:text disable-output-escaping="yes">©</xsl:text> gives
the actual (c)
symbol in the HTML doc which looks like this: Â© in the
browser but look OK
This is a character encoding issue. The output file is probably in utf-8
encoding (which Spy is reading just fine), but the browser thinks it is
receiving something else, probably iso-885901 (i.e., latin-1). Your character
takes two bytes in utf-8 but the browser's encoding uses only one byte per
character, so it displays two characters, neither one being what you wanted.
Either you have to specify the output encoding that the browser is set for, or
(better) add a <meta> element that tells the browser which encoding you are
using. You can find the right syntax for this through Google. I am assuming
here that you are outputting HTML.
<xsl:text>©</xsl:text> gives an undefined entity error.
<xsl:text disable-output-escaping="yes">©</xsl:text> gives an
undefined entity error.
Of course you get that result, xml does not know anything about all those html
entities for special characters unless you put them in a DTD. It will work if
you use a numeric reference like © and a browser will also recognize it.
And you do not need to use d-o-e, either.
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