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xsl:output xml containing &#160

I have a sample xml below with  

<test>
  <p>this is a test</p>
  <p>this is &#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; a test</p>
</test>

If the xsl:output method="html", then &#160 is converted correctly to &nbsp; and the html output is displayed ccorrectly.

However, I need to have an xhtml output so it is xsl:output method="xml".  The reason I need to do this is because I need to render to a new xml file and then this xml file is applied to another xsl to get the final html output.

My issue is when I apply the above sample xml using method="xml", the &#160; is converted to a space character (a blanks space).  Thus, when this new xml is applied to the xsl with html output, I get invalid character (the invalid Â)
I guess in oder to resolve this, is there anyway when I have xml output, it doesnt convert &#160; but pass-thru directly to the xml output (&#160;) then this will be converted correctly to &nbsp when applied again with html output.
If my 1st xml output converts the &#160, then I will end up with invalid character Â.

Thanks to everyone for helping out.
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kenshiro24
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avnerCommented:
I have never had this problem, but there are few suggestion you can with :
1. instead of &#160; use your own tag say :
<SPACE/> , in the first processing use xsl:copy-of for this element, and only in the next xml convert this to &nbsp; or whatever you need it to be.

2. Try to put it inside CDATA
<[CDATA[&#160;]]>



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BigRatCommented:
Whose transformer are you using? How did you determine that the XML output converted the character? You could try setting the output method to xhtml and the encoding to utf-8, since the mS parser does not recognize that.
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