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How to have HTML entities in a XML element

Srikkanth Mohan

Joined: Apr 10, 2008
Posts: 5
I have been using XMLBeans for parsing xml documents. It works fine but when i have HTML entities like ® © there is a parsing error in the document. I tried to modify the type of the element to CDATA but then the HTML entities are changed and & is replaced with & so it doesn't render right on the page.

This is error which i have been getting org.apache.xmlbeans.XmlException: org.xml.sax.SAXParseException: The entity "reg" was referenced, but not declared.

Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 18541

XML knows nothing about HTML entities, so by using them, you make the document not well-formed.

Your best option is to not use them. Instead, use the corresponding XML character entities. Another alternative is to provide the document with a DTD which defines all of the entities you plan to use. But really I think it's better not to speak XML with an HTML accent.
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