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Issue with "&" in data field defined as XHTML Text Formatting in cfreport

Posted on 2011-10-20
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I have a cfreport that is working perfectly *except* in a data field defined as XHTML Text Formatting = True, if there is an "&" in the data anywhere it will not format as XHTML it will print out as if it was text, I'm getting around that by doing a replace of all "&" with "", however that is only a short term solution so e.g.  "Spreck & Associates" in the field would cause the field to print out as if it where text showing all the <> tags, not with the correct XHTML formatting
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I think you're supposed to use entities in XML like '&amp;' for a simple '&'.  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1091945/where-can-i-get-a-list-of-the-xml-document-escape-characters
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Jeezez ...that was simple ...thanks for teh answer, not sure why I didn't try that to begin with!!

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You're welcome, you apparently just didn't think of it this time.
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