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XMLTextReader - Issue with special characters &,<,>

RJN
Hi

I'm using XMLTextReader to parse the contents of XML. I have issues when
the xml content itself has some special characters like & ,> etc.

<CompanyName>Jo hnson & Jhonson</CompanyName>
<EmployeeStreng th>> 1000</EmployeeStrengt h>

When I do a Xmltextreader.r ead() and then check the contents of the xml
node by XmltextReader.R eadString(), I get an exception when I have
special characters. How do I handle this?

Thanks

rjn


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RJN wrote:

I'm using XMLTextReader to parse the contents of XML. I have issues when
the xml content itself has some special characters like & ,> etc.

<CompanyName>Jo hnson & Jhonson</CompanyName>
That is not XML then, in XML you need to escape the ampersand as &amp;
(& a m p ;) if it is not the start of a character or entity reference.
<EmployeeStreng th>> 1000</EmployeeStrengt h>


That should not be a problem, a less than '<' has to be escaped as &lt;
but '<' should work and works for me:

const string exampleXML =
"<EmployeeStren gth>> 1000</EmployeeStrengt h>";
XmlTextReader xmlTextReader = new XmlTextReader(n ew
StringReader(ex ampleXML));
while (xmlTextReader. Read()) {
if (xmlTextReader. NodeType == XmlNodeType.Ele ment &&
xmlTextReader.N ame == "EmployeeStreng th")
{
Console.WriteLi ne("EmployeeStr ength content: {0}.",
xmlTextReader.R eadElementStrin g());
}
}
xmlTextReader.C lose();

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Martin Honnen --- MVP XML
http://JavaScript.FAQTs.com/
Nov 12 '05 #2

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