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Escaping ampersands to display in HTML

Escaping ampersands to display in HTML

Escaping ampersands to display in HTML

Hi, inside an -HTMLFORM, if I put "&", webfocus thinks this a focus variable and will not output it to the resulting HTML. How do I escape &'s such that it will be treated as HTML instead of being treated as a variable?

RE: Escaping ampersands to display in HTML


-DEFAULT amp=amp

RE: Escaping ampersands to display in HTML

That is interesting, I'll give it a try. However, isn't there a straight-forward way to do it? If I have more values to add, like > < ... I don't want to create -DEFAULTS declaration for all of them.


RE: Escaping ampersands to display in HTML

Try this: place the pipe or concatentate symbol after the ampersand eg &|variable.

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