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Escape all special characters in HTML

Scott Selikoff
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Hi All,

Is there a simple (built-in) method in java for escaping a string containing special characters to HTML? I came across this page which is useful but not complete. There's a couple hundred in this table that I would like to add. Right now, my only solution is to manually edit the text of the first page to include more of the codes of the second, but I feel like I'm re-inventing the wheel.

Is there a better way to do this?

-Scott


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Jeanne Boyarsky
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Scott,
Have you looked at Apache Commons. Not built in, but reusable. It sounds like StringEscapeUtils has what you want.

[edited to fix typo]


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Scott Selikoff
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Thanks! I'll give it a shot and see.
 
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