HTML tags in XML
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Tue Mar 21 11:12:11 EST 2006
On Mar 21, 2006, at 7:43 AM, Devin Asay wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> Is it possible to store html styled text in an xml document and
> then successfully retrieve the text with html markup intact?
> Here are my comments.
> Some of the text is colored <font color="#FF0000">red</font> &
> <font color="#0000FF">blue</font>
> Is there a way to do this? Will I have to resort to saving the
> RTFtext in the xml node or something like that?
You need to escape ", ', <, and < when entering data into an XML
node. I can't remember if RevXML has any handlers for this or if you
just have to do it by hand. For an example of the escape characters
just do a Google search for "xml escape characters".
You may want to check out Ken Ray's XML library. I haven't used it
but browsing through the API, there is a stsXML_replaceEntities that
looks like it would do what you want.
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