The DISABLE_ESCAPING property on the characters() method (and indeed the whole Receiver interface) is designed primarily for internal use within Saxon rather than as a public API. Generally that means that you may need to study the code in order to understand exactly what it does.

Like disable-output-escaping in the XSLT language, this property has no effect unless the events are being directed to a serializer. In your case, I think the events are directed to a tree builder, which will ignore this property.

Saxon isn't going to parse your XML fragment when building a tree; you will have to do this yourself.

Michael Kay
Saxonica

On 11/07/2012 09:22, Lucas Soltic wrote:
Hello,

I'm currently working on a Java project that uses the Saxon Java API where a wrapper (source code here) around Receiver has been developed and I want to output some raw data to an XML output. For example, let's say I have computed the string "<p>test data</p>", I would like to be able to insert this roughly into the XML output. But the computed string could also be "foo{<p>test data</p>}bar" so I can't just parse my computed string as if it was a valid full XML tree and insert it as a node.

For now, if I use (through the wrapper) Receiver.characters(...) it will output "&lt;p&gt;test data&lt;/p&gt;".
However, the documentation of Receiver.characters() says that giving DISABLE_ESCAPING as third parameter will "Disable escaping for this text node". But, even if I use Receiver.characters(... , ReceiverOptions.DISABLE_ESCAPING), the XML output still contains "&lt;p&gt;test data&lt;/p&gt;".

Thus I am wondering : is DISABLE_ESCAPING really supposed to do what I think it should ? ie. let me output "<p>test data</p>".

Regards,
Lucas SOLTIC


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