Sorry for the croos-posting but I thought that, with the recent discussion
of resolving entity references in EAD, others might be interested to know
that this is a continuing, and recently revisited thread on the XSL list as
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> From: Rick Geimer[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Thursday, April 29, 1999 11:18 AM
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> Subject: Re: Resolving ENTITY attributes
> I second the motion for including this capability in XSL. It is fairly
> common practice to reference images via entity attributes. It would be a
> shame to have to pre-process XML with these kind of figure references just
> to be able to use them with XSL.
> Rick Geimer
> National Semiconductor
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> Richard Light wrote:
> > Reading the XSLT spec, I don't see a way of resolving ENTITY-type
> > attribute values.
> > If I am using XSLT to produce HTML from my XML source, one obvious
> > transformation is to convert ENTITY attribute values to strings
> > containing the actual URL of the target.
> > Thus I would want to render the <xmlimg> element in e.g. (where the src
> > attribute is of type ENTITY):
> > <!DOCTYPE xmldoc ... [
> > <!ENTITY img1 SYSTEM "image1.gif" NDATA gif>
> > ...
> > ]>
> > <xmldoc>
> > ...
> > <xmlimg src="img1"/>
> > ...
> > </xmldoc>
> > as:
> > <IMG SRC="image1.gif">
> > in the resulting HTML.
> > Is there a way to do this? If not, I think there should be.
> > Richard Light.
> > Richard Light
> > SGML/XML and Museum Information Consultancy
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