Dear Oleg your right, the apos is ok. but I could have swore the apos was causing the error before. However, I got this error in one of the transformation. do you know what character  is?
javax.xml.transform.TransformerException: Illegal XML character: . thanks pauli --- Oleg Tkachenko <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Xiao Yang wrote: > > > > I am using FOP to transform some bio into pdf > format. > > FOP generates an error when it encounters an > illegal > > character such as the apostrophe "'". Where can I > > find a list of illegal characters that FOP does > not > > accept? I need to replace the illegal character > with > > their numeric entity reference. > What is exactly the error? Apostrophe is not an > illegal character at all, but > as it's used in xml markup to delimit attribute > values, it's kinda special. > And you don't need numeric entity reference, because > ' is predefined > entity. See xml spec for more details: > http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/REC-xml-20001006#syntax > > -- > Oleg Tkachenko > Multiconn International Ltd, Israel > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! - Official partner of 2002 FIFA World Cup http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com