>You asked about setting the output encoding to "ascii". This doesn't
>seem to make any difference.
That's too bad. In general, finding an output method (like "ascii" or
"US-ASCII" or whatever your processor supports) that doesn't include
upper-ASCII characters is a good way to compel the serializer to escape
non-ASCII characters as Unicode character references.
The problem isn't that the characters aren't escaped, but that they are escaped
using the URI scheme (%HH), instead of the XML scheme (&#DDDD;).
I'm not familiar with the help tool that you are using, but it seems like it
should handle the un-escaping of it's parameter since that is the correct way
to represent strings in an href attribute...
for handling uri encoded strings:
Although, in reality I would be using the onclick attribute, and the issue
would be moot...