Bug 18437 - XML serialization of text node does no escaping
XML serialization of text node does no escaping
Product: WebAppsWG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: DOM Parsing and Serialization
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: P2 normal
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Assigned To: Ms2ger
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Reported: 2012-07-30 12:56 UTC by Aryeh Gregor
Modified: 2012-08-02 10:30 UTC (History)
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Description Aryeh Gregor 2012-07-30 12:56:44 UTC
It should probably say to replace <>& with their respective entities.  This might well not be what browsers do, though.  I received a complaint that they overescape, e.g., nbsp.
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor 2012-07-30 12:58:34 UTC
Hmm, maybe browsers escape any non-ASCII characters because they don't know what the encoding will be?  That would make sense, although it's horribly annoying if you use many non-ASCII chars.