#15 Entity references in attribute values

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nobody
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2009-07-07
2009-07-07
Mat Fenton
No

The greater than ">" character is being replaced by the entity reference ">" in attribute values in outputted XML documents.
The current escaping of the ">" character in attribute values shouldn't cause any technical issues (it will be parsed back to ">" when read), but it does make the document less human readable.

According to the W3C XML specifications it is not necessary to escape this character in attribute values.
This link points to the relevant section in the W3C XML specifications document: http://www.w3.org/TR/xml/#NT-AttValue

Discussion

  • Mat Fenton
    Mat Fenton
    2009-07-07

    Patch file to amend attribute value entities used in the simple outputter

     
  • Mat Fenton
    Mat Fenton
    2009-07-07

    • priority: 5 --> 1
     
  • Mat Fenton
    Mat Fenton
    2009-07-07

    I have uploaded a patch that would prevent the simple outputter from escaping the ">" character in attribute values.

    (should this be moved to the patches tracker ?)