[erlang-questions] beginner: Generating HTML with ">" from Erlang

Ivan Uemlianin <>
Thu Feb 13 15:46:54 CET 2014


Does all of the javascfript have to be generated dynamically from the 
erlang?  Or could you have a static javascript file for most or all of it?

Ivan


On 13/02/2014 14:43, Bengt Kleberg wrote:
> The use-case is not supposed to include XML.
>
> My Erlang server creates a log file. A python script generates HTML from
> the log file. I now consider generating the HTML directly from Erlang
> since I have to call upon another person to fix the python script every
> time the log file format changes. Only the log file format changes, the
> neccessary contents are still present in the Erlang server.
>
> My previous method of HTML generation has been to use xmerl. If I do
> that now then the Javascript part of the HTML will not run.
>
>
> bengt
>
> On Thu, 2014-02-13 at 15:31 +0100, Richard Carlsson wrote:
>> On 2014-02-13 15:12 , Bengt Kleberg wrote:
>>> My problem is that Javascript in the HTML file look like this (when
>>> created by xmerl):
>>>
>>> if (i > 0) {
>>>
>>> and that does not run.
>>
>> Out of curiosity, if it had been < instead, which of the following would
>> work?
>>
>>     if (i < 0) {
>>
>>     if (i < 0) {
>>
>> If it is the first case, there is presumably a very specific rule for
>> this, which doesn't do full handling of XML escape sequences on the
>> source code level (since > didn't work). Which seems moronic, but
>> wouldn't surprise me...
>>
>> If it's the second case, how is the script text really supposed to be
>> handled by XML tools? As CDATA (then, how is it delimited?) or as normal
>> XML text (and then how can the < be accepted by the parser, and why
>> wasn't > converted to > before the Javascript parser got hold of the
>> text)?
>>
>>       /Richard
>>
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