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Posted on 2006-11-11
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In my xml node, i have a node value with special character < and >
<MarkText><ASSY MARK></MarkText>

I can retrieve it using alert(MarkTextNodes.item(i).text);
However, when i try to write the output to a table :

strMarkObjectTable += "<table><tr><td>" + MarkTextNodes.item(i).text + "</tr></td></table>";
output.innerHTML=strMarkObjectTable;

It is giving me an empty table. Please help!
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You need to escape the < to &lt; and > to &gt; as the following:

strMarkObjectTable += "<table><tr><td>" + MarkTextNodes.item(i).text.replace("<", "&lt;").replace(">", "&gt;") + "</tr></td></table>";
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by:sherly
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is there an option to add in the check for "&" as well?
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by:Peter Kwan
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Yes, you can replace & with &amp;. But remember to add as the first replace, otherwise, the < and > does not work.

What I mean is the following:

var x =  MarkTextNodes.item(i).text.replace("&", "&amp;").replace("<", "&lt;").replace(">", "&gt;")
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Thank you so much!
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