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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: Ampersand problem in JSP document
Date Mon, 23 Aug 2004 19:35:16 GMT

Does it happen if you have a proper JSP XML page, e.g.
        <h1>Hello World</h1>


Yoav Shapira
Millennium Research Informatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: news [] On Behalf Of Andreas Schildbach
>Sent: Monday, August 23, 2004 3:31 PM
>Subject: Ampersand problem in JSP document
>Hello everyone,
>I am using the following fragment in a JSP document (the XML variant of
>JSP pages):
>The problem is, Tomcat sends this fragment to the browser as
>which causes an XML parsing exception on the client.
>Why is the &amp; character being unescaped? Since JSP documents are
>intended for outputting XML, why is the output violating the XML specs?
>I cross-checked with the &gt; and &lt; characters - same problem.
>What can I do to prevent this?
>I am using Tomcat 5.0.27.
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