HTML tags in XML

Stephen Barncard stephenREVOLUTION at
Tue Mar 21 17:07:45 EST 2006

See if URLEncode() and URLDecode() will package and recover your text 
and/or htmltext to XML's works for me on other stuff...


>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?
>Hi Devin,
>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.
>Trevor DeVore
>Blue Mango Learning Systems -
>trevor at

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