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RE: Keeping "&" in xml data when parsed

Subject: RE: Keeping "&" in xml data when parsed
From: "Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 20:13:51 -0000
invalid xml data
> I've been searching in the archives, but with no luck on this one:
> My database is pulling out a company name, "A & B", and
> writing it into an
> xml file.
> When I try to parse the xml through a stylesheet, I get a
> complaint that
> the entity name must follow the ampersand immediately, i.e.
> the parser
> thinks it's a mis-typed entity.

In that case you're not putting the data into an XML file, you're putting it
into a non-XML file. If your XML generation code doesn't convert "&" to
"&amp;" then it's going to create invalid XML, and subsequent operations on
the XML are going to fail.

Mike Kay

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