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From Jeff Bischoff <>
Subject Re: Why does MyFaces escape national characters?
Date Thu, 26 Oct 2006 17:29:52 GMT

Are you using a t:div?

Randahl Fink Isaksen wrote:
> According to the JSF1.1 spec section 6.4 the ResponseWriter 
> implementation should be "performing
> appropriate character encoding and escaping", but I think MyFaces seems 
> to have taken this a bit too far. Not only does it escape characters 
> which has a special meaning in XML, like the < character, it also 
> escapes national characters like the Danish 'ae' character which it 
> transforms to its escape equivalent ("&#230;"). This seems to me to be 
> completely unnecessary when outputting unicode formatted XML, since 
> unicode supports 'ae' and since 'ae' does not have a special meaning in 
> XML.
> This turns out to be a problem in my application of MyFaces because I 
> would like to output something like this:
> <div id="Vandm&#230;rke">
> where the "&#230;" should in fact have been the danish letter 'ae'.
> Can anyone elaborate on why MyFaces would do this and/or if this 
> behavior can be configured to work otherwise?
> Thanks
> Randahl

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