Java Script, and it's conflicts with 2.4.4
bunner at massquantities.com
Tue Sep 8 05:59:38 BST 1998
The XSL Working Draft seems to make it impossible to generate an HTML
file with embedded Java Script.
"Impossible" might be too strong a word, but I can't find any method to
get the literal character '<' into my generated file. So, if you're
interested in doing Java Script comparisons, you seem to be limited to
equality and inequality.
I can only see three reasons for this...
1) I've missed something and there is a way to do it, but it's not obvious
2) The XSL Working Group made a gross oversight
3) There's some extremely good reason for this design decision, but it's
If we're looking at case two, then I'd like to suggest a revision to
section 2.4.4. Since we already have a way to generate < I think we
ought to make <![CDATA[<]]> put the literal character '<' in the generated
If we're looking at case three, then I'd like say that, IMHO, the
well-formedness of the generated document is not so important that we
should prohibit the author from putting in characters that need to be there.
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