[jdom-interest] Entities

Alex Chaffee guru at stinky.com
Wed Jul 11 12:08:28 PDT 2001

Todd O'Bryan wrote:

> The problem is that when I output the parsed document (using 
> XMLOutputter), I still have &s where I want just & characters. Is 
> there any way to turn off XMLOutputter's desire to replace the three 
> special characters (&, >, and <) with their entity values?

Yes, there's a way to make it output illegal XML (XML declares "no raw 

Make a subclass and override the protected method 
escapeElementEntities(String).  You may also want to override 

  - Alex

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