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Hi all

I have a question about using the document() function in xslt.  I want to be able to grab an xml document from moreover.com through the document function, but unfortunantely, the url contains some illegal characters.

Has anyone ever gotten this to work?
Here is an example:

               <xsl:for-each select="document('http://p.moreover.com/cgi-local/page?c=Mutual%20funds%20news&o=xml')/moreovernews/article">
                    <xsl:value-of select="headline_text"/>
               </xsl:for-each>

and here is what i get back from xalan:

javax.xml.transform.TransformerConfigurationException: javax.xml.transform.TransformerException: org.xml.sax.SAXParseException: The reference to entity "o" must end with the ';' delimiter.

Help!!
(windowsxp, xerces, xalan on jdk 1.4 with tomcat 4.0.3)
Newman
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Hi ScottNewman

I think the problem is &o
When xsl encounters & it expects an entity that ends with ;
So to write & you have to use the entity &amp;
Use:
<xsl:for-each select="document('http://p.moreover.com/cgi-local/page?c=Mutual%20funds%20news&o=xml')/moreovernews/article">

This should give a result

Regards
Eli_frandsen
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by:eli_frandsen
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Please note that the & you see in the answer
whould be substituted with & amp;
(leave out space)
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perfect!  Did the trick.

Thank you.
Scott
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