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Mary Chellapa
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Joined: Jul 26, 2011
Posts: 93
Hi ,
i need an HTML help

if i have to put this :
between " " in a href ... how will i do it?
what is the escape character i'll have to use \" or ""


Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 19359

The question doesn't make sense, because you're supposed to put a URL into the "href" attribute. That string isn't anything like a URL.
Rufus Addis
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Joined: Aug 21, 2008
Posts: 83
I'm guessing that the OP is using a custom tag library in a JSP page.

In which case from memory (which is a little rusty) the web application server will look for the defined tag and replace it with the output from the custom tag library.

Therefore to answer the OP's original question, no escaping is required assuming the output from the custom tag library is valid as an href attribute.


The application server will replace the bit between the <tttt: and /> with the output from the tag library giving you:

Mary Chellapa
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Joined: Jul 26, 2011
Posts: 93
Thanks Rufus
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