XML::Parser and numeric entities

Eric Bohlman ebohlman at netcom.com
Sat Aug 14 06:19:22 BST 1999

On Fri, 13 Aug 1999 mookie at unagi.undef.com wrote:

> Anybody know how I can get XML::Parser pass along entities like &#233? 
> I'm just translating my XML into HTML, so it'd be convenient.
> use strict;
> use XML::Parser;
> my $p = new XML::Parser(Style => 'Debug');
> $p->parse('<element>s&#97;ut&#233;</element>');
>  \\ ()
> element || s
> element || a
> element || ut
> element || #xC3;#xA9;
>  //
> that's supposed to be "saute" with an acute accent over the e.
> what the heck is C3A9?  

It's the UTF-8 representation of the character whose ISO-8859-1 codepoint
is 233.  Remember that regardless of the input encoding, XML::Parser
always returns its results in UTF-8.  If you need to output in another
encoding, you'll have to translate it.

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