[jdom-interest] escape characters within a element text

Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Wed Oct 29 07:11:52 PST 2003

At 3:31 PM +0200 9/30/03, Niroshan wrote:
>	if i have a string which is a xml, but contains invalid 
>characters within the elements text, how can i create a xml document 
>out of it.
>	If the string is as below
>	<person>
>		<name>jack </name>
>		<description> height of jack is < 6 feet </description>
>	</person>

You're working from false premises. The string above is not XML. If 
you change "is < 6" to "is &lt; 6" then it becomes well-formed XML, 
and you can process it.

   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   elharo at metalab.unc.edu
   Effective XML (Addison-Wesley, 2003)

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