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Re: Special characters using Msxml2.DOMDocument.4.0

From: "Julian F. Reschke" <julian.reschke@-----------------.-->
To: NULL
Date: 10/21/2004 10:28:00 AM
Gemma M wrote:
> I got there in the end.  To insert a pound sign, unmolested, I had to do the
> following :
> 
>  Dim entityRef
>  Set entityRef = rv.createEntityReference("pound")
>  Set paragraph = CreateXmlElement(xmlDoc, xmlBody, "p", "")
>  Call SetXmlAttribute(rv, paragraph, "class", "MsoNormal")
>  paragraph.AppendChild(entityRef)
> 
> Which give
> 
> <p class="MsoNormal">&pound;</p>
> 
> This also works for alpha, beta, gamma,..., Alpha, Beta, Gamma.
> 
> My next problem is to find out how to insert "&nnn;" into the document!
> 
> Thanks to all those who nudged me in the right direction.

I still think this is the wrong direction, unless you're indeed creating 
HTML, not XML (in which case there'd probably still easier ways to 
achieve that result).

Julian

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