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

 
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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



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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 ]
 
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Thanks... will go through the link and try it out.
 
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Thanks Paul..... "&" worked for the valiation.xml
 
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er......meant &
 
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"&"
 
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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)
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