Entities as template placeholders?

Matt Sergeant matt.sergeant at bbc.co.uk
Tue Jul 6 15:41:21 BST 1999

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nicolas MONNET [mailto:nico at echange.fr]
> (Using Perl+Expat)
> I'm writing a temlpate system. Original is XML. Is it legal / 
> sensible to
> use entitites as template place holders? Like, vairable or something.
> Example (bogus):
> (...)
> <SET NAME="var" VALUE="Great">
> <HTML:IMG SRC="truc.gif" ALT="&var;">
> (..)
> The HTML:IMG's ALT parameter will then contain "Great".

No it won't. It's not valid XML. You can't do what you want to do - use
something else. Try a dollar or something - people will be used to that sort
of thing both from perl and from XSL.


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