Re: Error and Fatal Error
On 17/07/11 20:30, Stephen D Green wrote: > > On 17 July 2011 19:34, Chris Burdess <email@example.com > <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote: > > So you're creating not-well-formed XML yourself and then complaining > that XML parsers don't process it? > > It's a little hard to have sympathy with your viewpoint in that > case. Why don't you just create well-formed XML instead? > > > because the XML content includes data input into textbox controls, etc > in a webpage and we do not want to prevent usersï¿½inputing '<' and '&' No more should you, but your process must trap them and convert them to something harmless. This is the same as you would do for any application: I trap the backslash and other characters for input destined for LaTeX; and I trap the semicolon and other characters for input destined for MySQL. This is standard procedure, and I am not clear what your problem with it is. Presumably when your users type < they want a less-than to appear in the resulting output, and when they type & they want an ampersand. You cannot expect them to know that you are running XML behind the scenes, so you must act as a shield to keep them in ignorance of this. The alternatives are either to train them to understand, or to use a proper embedded-XML edit-window interface as I suggested earlier. ///Peter
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