[New-bugs-announce] [issue2647] XML munges apos entity in tag content

Richard Esplin report at bugs.python.org
Thu Apr 17 05:02:00 CEST 2008

New submission from Richard Esplin <richjunk1 at byu.net>:

I would like it to leave my &apos; alone, just like it does with my &lt;
and &gt;

Python 2.5.1 (r251:54863, Sep 21 2007, 22:46:31)
[GCC 4.2.1 (SUSE Linux)] on linux2
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>>> from xml.dom import minidom
>>> doc = minidom.parseString("<tag>&lt;a&apos;b&gt;</tag>")
>>> doc.toxml()
u'<?xml version="1.0" ?><tag>&lt;a\'b&gt;</tag>'

components: XML
messages: 65570
nosy: resplin
severity: normal
status: open
title: XML munges apos entity in tag content
type: behavior
versions: Python 2.5

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