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From "Sampanna Kahu (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (LANG-1303) Escape HTML characters only once
Date Sun, 25 Dec 2016 18:05:58 GMT
Sampanna Kahu created LANG-1303:

             Summary: Escape HTML characters only once
                 Key: LANG-1303
             Project: Commons Lang
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: lang.text.*
            Reporter: Sampanna Kahu
            Priority: Minor

If already escaped HTML characters are in the input test, they get encoded again using StringEscapeUtils.escapeHtml4().

For example:
If the input is:
100 kg &lt; 1000kg
Then the output of escapeHtml4 becomes:
100kg &amp;lt; 1000kg

At my workplace, we felt the need for a method in StringEscapeUtils which does not escape
already escaped characters.

I have attempted to create this method. Creating a pull request soon.

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