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XML escape character (&) in writing web services.

Posted on 2008-06-12
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Suppose I'm writing a web service:

string TestService()
{
...
}

Currently, a client calling the service will get the result string as (If saving the result string as result.xml and opened in XML browser):
Company & Country

instead of Company & Country.

Do I need to write a line at the end of the service something like this:
RegEx.Replace("&", "&");

What is the best way to deal with the 5 XML escape characters in designing my web services so that my service can be consumed without problems for the web services clients with different platforms?
Thanks!
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Check out System.Web.HttpUtility class. There are many useful functions there. It should be HtmlEncode() that you are looking for.
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