Help with ampersand in xml
andre at andregarzia.com
Thu Oct 18 17:31:25 EDT 2012
In theory you can't have ampersands in XML because it assumes it is an
entity. You can try using & but it shouldn't work because XML is not
HTML. I will tell you my dirty trick for dealing with ampersands. Its a
very boring trick.
I replace every ampersand with something like:
replace "&" with "#AMPERSAND#" in tXML
This way, the XML routines work just fine and when presenting some data
that may contain an ampersand, I replace the "#AMPERSAND#" back.
This is a tedious trick but it works, there is also trick #2...
Add & to your XML entities with a declaration with <!ENTITY ... >.
Those tricks really depend on the parser. IIRC LiveCode uses libxml2 which
is a pretty good and standard parser. It may allow you to replace your &
On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 12:35 PM, Chris Sheffield <cmsheffield at me.com>wrote:
> For all you xml experts out there. Hoping someone has the answer for
> I need to use an ampersand character (&) in xml. It's in a company name
> like Levi Strauss & Co. Everything I can find on the topic says to use the
> entity reference "&", but this doesn't seem to be working. I just end
> up with a blank space. Does anyone know how to make this work?
> I'm beginning to think I've run into a bug in the LiveCode xml parser. I'm
> currently using the revXMLNodeContents() function. Should I be using some
> other function?
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