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I am trying to encode special characters into my cfform with an xml output. & characters are not being encoded, they are being escaped. Example:- ŷ is being sent as seen, not the character it is supposed to represent. it is wrapped within a cfformitem with a type of html (tried text as well, no difference), the page is saved as utf-8 and a cfprocessingdirective is being uses to set utf-8 as well. Any ideas?...

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    Default CFFORM XML character entity references

    I am trying to encode special characters into my cfform with an xml output. &
    characters are not being encoded, they are being escaped.

    Example:- ŷ is being sent as seen, not the character it is supposed to
    represent. it is wrapped within a cfformitem with a type of html (tried text
    as well, no difference), the page is saved as utf-8 and a cfprocessingdirective
    is being uses to set utf-8 as well.

    Any ideas?

    HairyDude Guest

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    Default Re: CFFORM XML character entity references

    if you're using unicode, why bother with that kind of encoding? why not just insert the correct unicode char?

    PaulH Guest

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    Default Re: CFFORM XML character entity references

    I suppose I am used to using them. but I have been embedding the characters
    directly into the file and this seems to work - I still have problems with
    unsupported characters (y and w cirflex for example), but a and o cirflex
    seem to be okay using this feature.

    HairyDude Guest

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    Default Re: CFFORM XML character entity references

    if you're saying that some chars encoded like that alway work while other
    always don't work, that might be a bug. i'll have a look--but i wouldn't
    suggest using this type of encoding.

    btw there was a just a big argument about using html entities, etc in unicode
    xml streams on the unicode mailing list.

    PaulH Guest

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    Default Re: CFFORM XML character entity references

    if you're using unicode, why bother with that kind of encoding? why not just
    insert the correct unicode char?

    What if you're not using unicode? Is unicode the only way to deal with
    special characters in a cfformitem tag?

    dhoule Guest

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    Default Re: CFFORM XML character entity references

    dhoule wrote: 

    not exactly but it's the smart way.


    PaulH Guest

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