can I use element tree for handling special characters in xml text?
stefan_ml at behnel.de
Wed Jul 27 13:42:47 CEST 2011
hackingKK, 27.07.2011 13:16:
> I have been waiting a lot to ask this question and I did ask some days back
> but probably could not put it the proper way.
I assume you missed the answer you got?
> I want to know how I can safely include special characters like & or > in
> xml text?
> For example I store a small xml file containing list of organisations.
> Many names have an "&" in the name as in brian & turner.
> so the xml noad will be <orgname> brian & turner </orgname>
> But I know this won't work directly.
Yes it does. There's nothing you have to do, just put in the text and
ElementTree will handle it.
> my code naturally fails when I try to insert such data.
You may want to show us your code then. Please provide a code snippet that
shows the problem and present the output you get as well as the output you
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