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handle special characters in xml file

Posted on 2014-07-19
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Hi,

How to handle special characters in the xml which are coming from the database.
I am creating the xml through stringbuffer in java.now the comapny name contains special characters like "&" etc
example

strResultData.append("<Data>");
                        strResultData.append("<CompanyName>"
                                    + rsRptDataProductReg.getString("registration_no")
                                    + "</CompanyName>");

what is the best way to handle the above?
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I came across the " Wrap your data inside a CDATA block" what is CDATA? How it can be used in the stringbuffer while making xml?
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strResultData.append("<Data>");
strResultData.append("<CompanyName>"
	+ "<![CDATA["
	+ rsRptDataProductReg.getString("registration_no")
	+"]]>"
	+ "</CompanyName>");

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by:Rocking
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which one is the best approach to got for ?

1. StringEscapeUtils.escapeXml(yourData);
2. CDATA
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by:Gary
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It's better to escape your data else you are just posting extraneous data in the xml.
But whichever works easier for you...
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