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Escape < character in java string

Posted on 2017-10-12
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Hi All we have a string in our selenium tests which we we want to appear as a link in the report we are generating for example <a href=\"{link}\">{link}</a>. The probably is when the html report is generated it converts the < symbol to ;lt; and > to ;gt;. Is there a way we can try and prevent this occurring so the link appears correctly in the report
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Question by:victoriaharry
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by:HainKurt
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use %3C for <

try this online service

https://www.urlencoder.org/ 

to encode characters...
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by:HainKurt
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or maybe you should escape them too like

<a href=\"{link}\">{link}</a>

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\<a href=\"{link}\">{link}\</a>

Open in new window


not sure where the conversion gets messed up...
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by:CEHJ
Please post an example extract. You can change the actual urls to something ordinary and public
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by:Craig Kehler
How are you generating your reports? Have you tried ReportNG with TestNG?
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