Re: [xml] how-to ignore entities in text?

On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 6:21 PM, Michael Cronenworth <mike cchtml com> wrote:
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Subject: Re: [xml] how-to ignore entities in text?
From: Liam R E Quin <liam holoweb net>
To: Michael Cronenworth <mike cchtml com>
Date: 04/22/2009 11:15 AM

No, you need to escape it, e.g. &#38; or &amp;
Similarly for < (&lt;)

An XML processor is not allowed to claim that a file
with errors in it like this is XML.


Yes, that was my understanding, but the XML I have received (business) contains bad "&" characters inside of XML tags. I guess I will argue to get them changed. Thanks!

If they don't want to escape entities ask them to at least use a CDATA section for the password:

Point them to wikipedia for more details (see

Emmanuel Rodriguez

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