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From "Sampanna Kahu (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (LANG-1303) Escape HTML characters only once
Date Mon, 26 Dec 2016 05:32:58 GMT

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Sampanna Kahu updated LANG-1303:
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    Description: 
If already escaped HTML characters are in the input test, they get escaped again using StringEscapeUtils.escapeHtml4().

For example:
If the input is:
100 kg & l t ; 1000kg <without the spaces>
Then the output of escapeHtml4() becomes:
100kg & amp ; l t ; 1000kg <without the spaces>

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.

  was:
If already escaped HTML characters are in the input test, they get escaped 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.


> Escape HTML characters only once
> --------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LANG-1303
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LANG-1303
>             Project: Commons Lang
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: lang.text.*
>            Reporter: Sampanna Kahu
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: features, newbie
>
> If already escaped HTML characters are in the input test, they get escaped again using
StringEscapeUtils.escapeHtml4().
> For example:
> If the input is:
> 100 kg & l t ; 1000kg <without the spaces>
> Then the output of escapeHtml4() becomes:
> 100kg & amp ; l t ; 1000kg <without the spaces>
> 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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