HTML Code in XML

I tried to generate an xml from a database, some of the fields contain html code.

It seems that the html code messes up the xml so that the xml gets unreadable or missinterpreted.

How do you encode/process the html code so that it does not mess up the xml?

Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

I think in the DTD you need to use #CDATA instead of #PCDATA (parsed character data) for the string

Otherwise you could escape all the '<' and '>'s into another character sequence and then swap them back at the other end
"<" --> "&lt;"
">" --> "&gt;"

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
netsltAuthor Commented:
Hi eekj

Could you please explain the first thing (DTD) a bit more?

this probably does a better job:
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Visual Basic.NET

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.