aspose file tools*
The moose likes Struts and the fly likes validation.xml-problem including Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Frameworks » Struts
Bookmark "validation.xml-problem including "&" in one of the constants " Watch "validation.xml-problem including "&" in one of the constants " New topic
Author

validation.xml-problem including "&" in one of the constants

cj jaswal
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 19, 2006
Posts: 7
How can I modify my constant in validation.xml(for validator framework) so that it allows a user to include & along with alphabets , single apostrophe(which is already in there)?
<constant>
<constant-name>somename</constant-name>
<constant-value>^([a-zA-Z]|'|)*$</constant-value>
</constant>
At this point it just lets me add alphabets(be it small or capital) and have a single apostrophe .
This is done so as to allow names like
AB
Macy's
I am facing problem when i try to include &(special character) so as to allow names like
A&B



Thanks
Paul Clapham
Bartender

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 18570
    
    8

If you want an "&" character in an XML text node, you have to escape it as "&amp;". Or you can make the entire text node a CDATA node. This tutorial page gives examples of both techniques.
[ May 04, 2006: Message edited by: Paul Clapham ]
cj jaswal
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 19, 2006
Posts: 7
Thanks... will go through the link and try it out.
cj jaswal
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 19, 2006
Posts: 7
Thanks Paul..... "&" worked for the valiation.xml
cj jaswal
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 19, 2006
Posts: 7
er......meant &
cj jaswal
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 19, 2006
Posts: 7
"&"
cj jaswal
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 19, 2006
Posts: 7
i give up ...............it's ampersand which worked( getting it to show up on the post is as difficult as trying out modifying my validation.xml if not more)
 
wood burning stoves
 
subject: validation.xml-problem including "&" in one of the constants