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Fidel

Hello,

I've got a string which I've read from an XML file. I'm extracting a bit of text from an element:

<author>Bob &amp; John</author>

Since I'm looking for the author tag, then doing a StringMid, I get the following: "Bob &amp; John"

However, I'd like to get:

Bob & John

Is there a function I can call to remove XML escape characters?

Thankyou,

Fidel

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Fidel

$xml = StringReplace($xml, '&amp;', '')
thanks for the quick reply, I will use this if there's not a more generic function to deal with all the other possibilities...

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thanks for the quick reply, I will use this if there's not a more generic function to deal with all the other possibilities...

There is no general function to translate XML (or HTML) escaped character sequences. It would be easy to write for you specific needs though. What exactly do you mean by "all the other possibilities"? Do you want to write a single function to also find and replace '&gt;', '&lt;', '&apos;', etc.?

P.S. In Zedna's example, the replacement character was missing:

$xml = StringReplace($xml, '&amp;', '&')

:)


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