QAID # 8257 Published
Question / Problem:
How do I use special characters, such as an Ampersand, in the XML file for XML Auto Import?
Answer / Solution:
Special characters generally have escape codes associated with them.
For example, rather than saying "Kells & Drells", you can use "Kells & Drells".
The names of character entities are not as well supported by Web browsers as are the numbers, so it's best to use the numbers.
Below are some common examples:
|Numeric Code||Short Code||Character||Character Definition|
|34||quot||"||quotation mark = APL quote|
|160||nbsp||no-break space = non-breaking space|
|174||reg||®||registered sign = registered trade mark sign|
|8226||bull||•||bullet = black small circle
bullet is NOT the same as bullet operator
For example, to use the numeric code for an ampersand: