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From "bill/wilandra" <b...@wilandra.com>
Subject RE: Escaping double quotes in properties?
Date Mon, 12 Mar 2007 01:19:16 GMT
Try using &quot; -- 
<property name="foo" value="It's spelled &quot;potatoe&quot;"/>
HTH Bill

-----Original Message-----
From: Brown, Carlton [mailto:Carlton.Brown@BellSouth.com] 
Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2007 3:49 PM
To: Ant Users List
Subject: Escaping double quotes in properties?

I'm trying to store double quotes in a property, to print out a phrase
like:   
It's spelled "potatoe"

The manual provides only this cute bit of advice:  
Want unusual characters?  Escape them \u0456 or \" style.

Problem is, it doesn't seem to work, or I'm misunderstanding it:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<project name="test" default="build">
        <target name="build">
                <property name="foo" value="It's spelled \"potatoe\""/>
                <echo message="${foo}"/>
        </target>
</project>

Buildfile: test.xml

BUILD FAILED
/tmp/test.xml:4: Element type "property" must be followed by either
attribute specifications, ">" or "/>".

Total time: 0 seconds

I also tried \u201C and \u201D which I believe are the correct unicode
quotes, but Ant just printed them literally.

Help?




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