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Id: 42
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: XML-RSS

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: chriis [...]

Bug Information
Severity: Normal
Broken in: 0.97
Fixed in: (no value)

Subject: Escaping in RSS output.
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Perl 5.6.1, XML-RSS-0.97, Linux 2.2.20 on i386. XML::RSS seems not to escape ampersands in RSS channels to & automatically, and I think it should. At the moment it leaves them in place, which classes an XML entity reference for any URL with a & in - as the URLs of many news sites' stories do. This turns what should be a working RSS channel into something that won't parse correctly at all. At the moment, I'm just using s/&/&/g; in my calling code. It would be a great help if at the very least, there were output encoding options in the module. More information (incl. sample code and broken RSS output) if needed, but I don't think it's necessary in this case. Many thanks for reading. I hope I'm not missing something here..
From: chris [...]
Ick, apologies -, not Please CC me in on ticket updates.
From: chris [...]
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.. and as I should have guessed, my & amp; codes were interpreted in the HTML. For the request to make much sense, change a few ampersands to & amp; codes..

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