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Re: MSXML error loading document

From: Martin Honnen <mahotrash@-----.-->
Date: 5/10/2004 5:49:00 PM

Vlad Vissoultchev wrote:

> i'm having troubles escaping special character when using MSXML. this VB6
> code is failing:
> Private Sub Command1_Click()
>     Dim oDoc            As MSXML2.DOMDocument
>     Dim oEl             As IXMLDOMElement
>     Set oDoc = New MSXML2.DOMDocument
>     Set oEl = oDoc.appendChild(oDoc.createElement("aaa"))
>     oEl.setAttribute "test", Chr(1)                '--- "&#x01;"
>     oDoc.Save "c:\temp\aaa4.xml"
>     Set oDoc = New MSXML2.DOMDocument
>     If Not oDoc.Load("c:\temp\aaa4.xml") Then
>         MsgBox "error loading"
>     End If
> End Sub
> can someone shed some light how to persist characters with ASCII code below
> 32 in an attribute, so that Load method to succeed?

There are only a few characters of those allowed in XML 1.0, namely 
&#x9;, &#xA;, &#xD; otherwise your document is not well-formed thus you 
should avoid those characters if you want to work with XML.


	Martin Honnen


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