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getting html links to show up in IE data islands

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Msg#: 5873 posted 8:39 pm on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

Does anyone have experience with this? I can make the link act correctly in my XML file, but when I try to import it into the data island nothing shows up.

I've found this to be a problem with IE and the DTD, so whenever I remove the DTD from my XML file . . . IE will display all the XML data . . . except for the hyper link!

How can I get the best of both worlds?




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Msg#: 5873 posted 9:25 pm on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

Have you tried [validator.w3.org...] first, just to verify that it isn't some typo somewhere?

Worth trying that first.


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Msg#: 5873 posted 9:39 pm on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

Since I'm talking about straight XML, and the validator only seems to work with HTML/XHTML, I'll end up giving myself another migraine using it.

Thanks for the suggestion, though. Validation is a key reason behind many "coding" issues.



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Msg#: 5873 posted 10:15 pm on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

Could you post the xml and a snippet of the data island that you are having a problem with? Is the data island not pulling the xml source? Oh wait, you said when you remove the DTD then it works... post the DTD and the XML and I will see if I can possibly figure out what is going on.



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Msg#: 5873 posted 3:11 am on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Macrost, thanks for any help you can give. Here's an example of the DTD and the xml coding . . . I can import the xml into an IE data island, except for the URL, until I reference the DTD. Then IE doesn't display anything.

<!DOCTYPE test [
<!NOTATION link system "text/html">
xml:link CDATA #FIXED "simple"
inline (true¦false) true
content-role CDATA ""
content-title CDATA ""
title CDATA ""
role CDATA ""
actuate (user¦auto) user
show (new¦replace¦embed) replace
behavior CDATA ""

And here would be a sample of the xml code:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<name>John Doe</name>
<link><a href="http://www.yahoo.com">website</a></link>

Thanks again.


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