[xquery-talk] Getting a bare & and > into HTML for Javascript

David Carlisle davidc at nag.co.uk
Wed Jul 20 09:25:08 PDT 2011

On 20/07/2011 17:01, David Lee wrote:
> I am using html tag but in the xhtml namespace ...

If you serve the file with an xml or xhtml mime type then the & is 
what you need (otherwise the file is not well formed and will be 
rejected as such by the browser).

If your xquery processor has an html serialisation and you serialsed as 
html then it would come out as && not && (and <br/> would come 
out as <br>) and then serving as text/html will do the right thing.

If you generate xml and serve it as html, then it's all basically a 
syntax error and you are relying on the browser to correct things, 
sometimes it will work, but in this case it won't:-)


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