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From "Henri Yandell (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (LANG-505) Rewrite StringEscapeUtils
Date Mon, 18 May 2009 06:18:45 GMT
Rewrite StringEscapeUtils

                 Key: LANG-505
             Project: Commons Lang
          Issue Type: Task
            Reporter: Henri Yandell
             Fix For: 3.0

I think StringEscapeUtils needs a strong rewrite. For each escape method (and unescape) there
tend to be three or four types of escaping happening. So not being able to define which set
of three or four apply is a pain point (and cause of bug reports due to different desired

We should be offering basic functionality, but also allowing people to say "escape(Escapers.BASIC_XML,
Escapers.LOW_UNICODE, Escapers.HIGH_UNICODE)".

Also should delete escapeSql; it's a bad one imo. Dangerous in that it will lead people to
not use PreparedStatement and given it only escapes ', it's not much use. Especially as different
dialects escape that in different ways.

Opening this ticket for discussion. 

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