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Old June 18th, 2008, 05:07 PM
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Default Special Characters not working for me

I am trying to change one line in my WSDL. I am using ANT and XSLT to accomplish this. I have it all working but the "<" and "/>" is not coming out right.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<xsl:transform xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" version="2.0">
  <xsl:output method="xml" encoding="UTF-8" indent="yes" />

  <xsl:param name="url-address" required="yes" as="xs:string" />

  <xsl:template match="*">

          <xsl:when test="@location">
                  <xsl:text>The [server]:[port]/[web context]/is information is assigned via XSLT and Properties file </xsl:text>
                  <xsl:text>http://[server +: port]/[web content]/[servlet-mapping pattern]/[service name] </xsl:text>
                <xsl:text>#60;soap:address location="</xsl:text>
               <xsl:value-of select="$url-address"/>
               <xsl:text>" /></xsl:text>
               <xsl:apply-templates />
             <xsl:copy copy-namespaces="yes">
                 <xsl:copy-of select="@*" />
                     <xsl:apply-templates />
My results are:

 &lt;soap:address location="http://localhost1:8081/my_metadata_db1/search1/MyDocumentRetrievalService1" /&gt;
What am I missing?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.


Old June 18th, 2008, 05:21 PM
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Always remember that the output of your stylesheet is a tree of nodes, not lexical XML markup. If you want to create an element, you need to create an element node, not an angle-bracket representation of the node. Leave that to the serializer.

In your case this is dead easy: change

<xsl:text>#60;soap:address location="</xsl:text>
               <xsl:value-of select="$url-address"/>
               <xsl:text>" /></xsl:text>


<soap:address location="{$url-address}"/>

You'll also need to make sure that the soap namespace prefix is declared somewhere in the stylesheet.

Michael Kay
Author, XSLT Programmer's Reference and XPath 2.0 Programmer's Reference

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