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cj jaswal
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How can I modify my constant in validation.xml(for validator framework) so that it allows a user to include & along with alphabets , single apostrophe(which is already in there)?
<constant>
<constant-name>somename</constant-name>
<constant-value>^([a-zA-Z]|'|)*$</constant-value>
</constant>
At this point it just lets me add alphabets(be it small or capital) and have a single apostrophe .
This is done so as to allow names like
AB
Macy's
I am facing problem when i try to include &(special character) so as to allow names like
A&B



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Paul Clapham
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If you want an "&" character in an XML text node, you have to escape it as "&amp;". Or you can make the entire text node a CDATA node. This tutorial page gives examples of both techniques.
[ May 04, 2006: Message edited by: Paul Clapham ]
 
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Thanks... will go through the link and try it out.
 
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Thanks Paul..... "&" worked for the valiation.xml
 
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er......meant &
 
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"&"
 
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i give up ...............it's ampersand which worked( getting it to show up on the post is as difficult as trying out modifying my validation.xml if not more)
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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