Commons Lang
  1. Commons Lang
  2. LANG-122

[lang] EscapeUtil.escapeHtml() should clarify that it does not escape ' chars to '

    Details

    • Type: Bug Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.1
    • Fix Version/s: 2.2
    • Component/s: None
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    • Environment:

      Operating System: All
      Platform: All

      Description

      The official HTML character entity spec does not include the popular "'"
      entity name for the single quote character '. the StringUtils class correctly
      follows this behavior, leaving single quotes alone. However, many developers
      incorrectly assume that ' will get escaped into ' (I was one!) and we can
      help them by clarifying this in the Javadoc.

      The following could be appended to the method Javadoc:

      Note: Not all common HTML entity names are formally included in the standard
      specification (http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/sgml/entities.html, as listed
      below). This method follows the standard, and thus does not escape the
      single-quote ' character into &apos.

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            Reporter:
            Dov Wasserman
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