This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
Either wrap the element value that contains the "<" and/or ">" characters in a CDATA section. Reference: http://www.w3schools.com/XML/xml_cdata.asp ...or use the characters "& lt;" (without the space after the ampersand) instead of "<" and "& gt;" (again without the space after the ampersand) instead of ">".