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Special character in CDATA

Ian Craig

Joined: Nov 30, 2012
Posts: 1
I'm trying to render a trademark symbol within this CDATA tag within an XML document ( I'm using: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> )

<head><![CDATA[Product name ™]]> </head>

It just gets rendered as Product name ™

Any help greatly appreciated!


Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 19742

Well, that looks perfectly fine to me the way you posted it.

But perhaps you were trying to say that you used the HTML named entity &trade;? (If you're going to post HTML entities, you have to escape them properly.)

In any case, your document is encoded in UTF-8. So either put the character itself into the document, encoded in UTF-8, or use a character entity like &#x2122;. And by the way it doesn't make any difference that it's inside a CDATA section, the same character rules apply there as for everywhere else in the document.
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