"Special Character" Problem with DOM

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I am using DOM to create an rss feed.  The problem I am running into  
is "special characters"  such as é è ç.  If I try adding them to the  
XML as character data (CData), DOM chokes and throws out errors.  If I  
do a search and replace on the characters changing them to HTML  
entities instead of using CDATA, DOM chokes up again.  If I do a  
combination of both (search and replace then add as Character Data) it  
does not choke, but the RSS readers don't render the html entities  
because they are defined as CDATA.

Any thoughts.  I could write my own writer, but I would rather use  

Suggestions would be appreciated.



Re: "Special Character" Problem with DOM

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If you want to add special characters like these as entities you'll  
need to give the hex, numerical or unicode notation for that character  
<!DOCTYPE example [
        <!ENTITY copy "&#xA9;">

(copied without shame from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XML )

You can also check http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/sgml/entities.html and  
http://www.w3.org/2003/entities/iso8879doc/isolat1.html for some more  
reference material.


Re: "Special Character" Problem with DOM

Thanks for the suggestion ;)  I think this will fix my problem.  But I  
am trying to figure out how I am going to work this into my code since  
I am loading data from a database.  It could get "messy".  Any ideas ?

I like to be as efficient as possible and there is nothing worse then  
a mess.  (At least to me anyway).



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