[erlang-questions] beginner: Generating HTML with ">" from Erlang

Szoboszlay Dániel <>
Thu Feb 13 15:48:05 CET 2014


I think it's not possible to add CDATA or PCDATA directives in  
out-of-the-box xmerl. But you can write your own callback module by simply  
copying xmerl_xml and changing '#text#'/1 slightly:

'#text#'(Text) -> ["<![PCDATA[", xmerl_lib:export_text(Text), "]]>"].

Cheers,
Daniel

On Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:25:43 +0100, Bengt Kleberg  
<> wrote:

> This also sounds like a good idea. You would not happen to know how I
> could get "![PCDATA[" into xmerl tuples?
>
>
> bengt
>
> On Thu, 2014-02-13 at 15:20 +0100, Szoboszlay Dániel wrote:
>> What about wrapping the Javascript code in a <![PCDATA[ ... ]]> section?
>> The browser shall parse > as < in PCDATA before interpreting it as
>> Javascript code.
>>
>> Daniel
>>
>> On Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:13:56 +0100, Bengt Kleberg
>> <> wrote:
>>
>> > Javascript needs ">".
>> >
>> >
>> > On Thu, 2014-02-13 at 13:59 +0100, Anthony Ramine wrote:
>> >> Mmmmh, right. Was thinking about <.
>> >>
>> >> That being said, code consuming HTML or XML shouldn’t see a  
>> difference,
>> >> and not escaping could also introduce other bugs, as ]]> is not
>> >> supposed to appear in content (in XML). This leads us to the original
>> >> question, which was « why do you need to do this? ».
>> >>
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