Guido van Rossum
Thu, 5 Oct 2000 09:16:14 -0400
Note that cgi.escape() does this too.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin von Loewis" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2000 4:31 PM
Subject: [Python-Dev] htmllib.HTMLescape()
> > Someone just pointed out on c.l.py that we need an HTMLescape()
> > function that takes a string and converts special characters to
> > entities. I'm not on python-dev, so could you please forward this
> > and find out whether I need to run a PEP?
> Doesn't xml.sax.saxutils.escape do what you want (together with
> htmlentitydefs)? I was going to say that this is quite a small change
> to warrant a PEP - but there are two obvious approaches (working from
> scratch, or working on top of xml.sax.saxutils.escape - perhaps
> modifying and relocating that function), so *some* design probably
> needs to be recorded in a PEP.
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