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From Moshe Yudkowsky <>
Subject Re: URLs contain ampersand on output
Date Fri, 09 Dec 2005 04:38:49 GMT

I wrote:
 >>>I just ran my forrest files through a validator, and to my dismay I see
 >>>that there's a problem.
 >>>In site.xml, some of the URLs I enter have an "&" character in them. I
 >>>write these as HTML entities; otherwise site.xml won't validate.

Helena Edelson wrote:

 > concat and replace & with &#38 your url's.

If I use "&#38;" instead of &amp; in the url in site.xml, I have the 
same problem.

If I use "&amp;amp;", I get &amp; resulting html output. That works and 
that validates, so that will be my workaround in the meantime.

David Crossley wrote:

 > Perhaps it is this ...
 > "character entities (e.g. ampersand) are expanded again for href or 
src attributes"

That is indeed the issue. But I didn't understand the resolution; does 
that mean I need to use 0.8-dev to get the fix incorporated?

Ross, I will assume that since David's issue tracked this, I don't need 
to raise a separate issue on the tracker.

  Moshe Yudkowsky

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