3.0 beta 2

Having an href in an XML field does not show up in grid

Below is a sample XML file that includes an href in the jobname field. However, the link does not show up in the grid?

<jobs>
<job>
<startdate>09/23/07</startdate>
<enddate>09/23/07</enddate>
<jobname><a href="talent_job_details.php">National Aviation</a></jobname>
<location>Georgia World Congress Center</location>
<contact>Jim Broaderick</contact>
</job>
</jobs>

Is there any solution to this?
Fred
May 29,
You should 'escape' html control characters inside XML -

instead of

<a href="talent_job_details.php...

it should be

&lt;a href=&quot;talent_job_details.php...
Alex (ActiveWidgets)
May 30,
I use the following in PERL to account for the special characters which should fix your problem.

$value = "<![CDATA[$value]]>" if ($value =~ /[&'"<>]/);


In your example, this line:

<jobname><a href="talent_job_details.php">National Aviation</a></jobname>


Would be replaced with:

<![CDATA[<jobname><a href="talent_job_details.php">National Aviation</a></jobname>]]
Mike
June 1,
I use the following in PERL to account for the special characters which should fix your problem.

$value = "<![CDATA[$value]]>" if ($value =~ /[&'"<>]/);


In your example, this line:

<jobname><a href="talent_job_details.php">National Aviation</a></jobname>


Would be replaced with:

<![CDATA[<jobname><a href="talent_job_details.php">National Aviation</a></jobname>]]
Mike
June 1,
My appologies for the double post.

Also, I had the last line wrong...should read:

<jobname><![CDATA[<a href="talent_job_details.php">National Aviation</a>]]</jobname>
Mike
June 1,
Just thought I would post my solution for PHP users:

echo "<field>".htmlentities("<a href='index.php?pagename=$link_page&$link_field=".$result->$field."'>".$result->$field."</a>")."</field>";


ends up looking like this:
<field><a href='index.php?pagename=customer_edit&id=18'>18</a></field>


htmlentities does it all for you!

Jim
Jim Nickel
November 7,

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