[jdom-interest] attribute values with "&"
bob at werken.com
Wed Dec 4 11:43:28 PST 2002
> <b y="/a?b=c&d=f">a</b>
> org.jdom.JDOMException: Error on line 1: The reference to entity
> "d" must end with the ';' delimiter.
> I have no control over the input file. It is being supplied by a
> partner. I have to parse this file and return a new version with a
> similar attribute value. Is this a valid XML attribute value? If so,
> what can I do to parse this file?
Nope. It's bogus.
The & character introduces an entity which ends with a semi-colon,
such as & or '.
The single ampersand should be replaced by & to be valid:
Ugly indeed. But conformant.
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