My input xml/xmi file contains special characters like &lt;&gt,space and &quot; .When i am applying XSLT transform on it these as coming as it is or in some different format like &lt->&lt,&gt->&gt and &quote ->&#34.I nees those to come as coresponding symbols like <,> or ".
For space i used normalise-space() for the same and it is ok.Give me some solution for other special symbols.

Thanks in advanc.

If you are using a DTD, you must declare all the character entities you need to use including predeclared character entieis such as &lt; etc.