[jdom-interest] escape characters within a element text

Niroshan niroshan at markus.no
Tue Sep 30 06:31:21 PDT 2003

	if i have a string which is a xml, but contains invalid characters within the elements text, how can i create a xml document out of it. 
	If the string is as below

		<name>jack </name>
		<description> height of jack is < 6 feet </description>

	here the description text contains the character '<', so if we try to create a dom document using the SAXBuilder it gives an exception. Is there a way in JDOM to say replace those characters with the required escape characters?

	before creating the dom document?



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