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[mkgmap-dev] Splitter: Possible bug: not escaping '>' with '> '

From Steve Ratcliffe steve at parabola.me.uk on Thu Oct 22 13:48:41 BST 2009

Hi Ivan

>     No, the '>' is a valid character inside the attribute value. Only '&',
>     '<' and the enclosing quote character need to be escaped.
> Please allow me to disagree, at least on definition...
> Quote from http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/
> ---
> The ampersand character (&) and the left angle bracket (<) /MUST NOT/ 
> appear in their literal form, except when used as markup delimiters, 
> or within a comment <http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#dt-comment>, a 
> processing instruction <http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#dt-pi>, or a 
> CDATA section <http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#dt-cdsection>. If they 
> are needed elsewhere, they /MUST/ be escaped 
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#dt-escape> using either numeric 
> character references <http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#dt-charref> or the 
> strings " |&amp;| " and " |&lt;| " respectively. The right angle 
> bracket (>)* *may be represented using the string " |&gt;| ", and 
> /MUST/, for compatibility <http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#dt-compat>, 
> be escaped using either " |&gt;| " or a character reference when it 
> appears in the string " |]]>| " in content, when that string is not 
> marking the end of a CDATA section 
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#dt-cdsection>.
How does that differ from what I said? Any & and < must be escaped. The 
 > character does not
need to be escaped.  The exception for " ]]>" does not apply to 
attribute values because, I believe,
they are not "content" and this would not apply for the given example in 
any case.

<tag k='name' v='Zakynthos&lt;>  Kyllini'/>

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