[jdom-interest] JDOM Entity references for special characters
svedec at kava.be
Fri May 27 00:32:59 PDT 2005
Ok, I'll have to look-up how to subclass the XMLOutputter then.
But I was actually looking for a way that XMLOutputter just *checks* whether
the Entity is ok, and then *doesn't* translate it.
The “ may remain in the insert statement in fact (or the numeric code
for that matter), since it'll be written in a JSP page, and it's valid
So I don't need the UTF-8 character, I just need a check that it's valid.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Hunter" <jhunter at xquery.com>
To: "Sven Deckers" <svedec at kava.be>
Cc: <jdom-interest at jdom.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 8:29 PM
Subject: Re: [jdom-interest] JDOM Entity references for special characters
> Your characters are being written out in UTF-8. It's most definitely
> not "gibberish". :) It just looks like it when your viewer isn't UTF-8
> aware. You can change the output encoding to ASCII and then chars > 127
> will be auto-escaped. Or you can use Latin-1 which will escape > 255.
> If you want to control the escaping behavior to write special entities
> for certain chars, you'll need to subclass XMLOutputter.
> Sven Deckers wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I've encountered the following problem in a project I'm working on :
> > 1. When I parse an XML-file with the following special characters :
> > “ test valid zone ”
> > they obviously have to be referenced in the DTD, otherwise the JDOM
> > parser will give an exception.
> > 2. In the DTD I've included the following W3C .ent-files :
> > "xhtml-lat1.ent", "xhtml-special.ent" and "xhtml-symbol.ent" as
> > recommended in "XML in a nutshell" (O'Reilly)
> > 3. The file now is correct according to XMLSpy
> > 4. When I start parsing it with JDOM, in order to generate
> > INSERT-statements for a MySQL Database, these Entities are *translated*
> > to gibberish : â€œ test invalid zone â€?
> > 5. When I explicitly put them in my DTD : <!ENTITY ldquo "[ldquo ]">
> > they are translated to [ldquo ] in the INSERT statement.
> > My question : how can I tell JDOM to just check if the Entity is ok, and
> > then DON'T translate it.
> > Thank you on beforehand,
> > Sven.
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