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From "Kyle R . Burton" <>
Subject Re: XML question related to build.xml development
Date Tue, 04 Dec 2001 19:11:10 GMT
> Sorry for the slightly off topic question, but I thought many Ant users
> may find the answer helpful when setting up build.xml files.
> How does one 'escape' a quote character into XML. For example: 
> <property name="foo" value="X" /> 
> If now instead of X, I want to put "X" in there, (i.e. with the double
> quotes).  How do I do that? The following doesn't seem to work. 
> <properaty value="\"X\"" /> 

XML supports ligatures similar to HTML.  So you can do:

  <property value="&quot;X&quot;">

It also supports numberd characters:


But I wouldn't recommend using numbered entities.  Hope this helps.

Best Regards,

Kyle R. Burton


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