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From "Dan Fabulich (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Updated: (SUREFIRE-456) Surefire doubly XML-escapes non-visible control characters
Date Mon, 11 Feb 2008 22:57:28 GMT


Dan Fabulich updated SUREFIRE-456:

    Fix Version/s: Future

> Surefire doubly XML-escapes non-visible control characters
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: SUREFIRE-456
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven Surefire
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: xml generation
>    Affects Versions: 2.4.2
>            Reporter: Dan Fabulich
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: Future
> It's illegal to include a non-visible control character in XML, even as a character entity.
 e.g. "&#x0;" is illegal in XML, even though it's semantically meaningful.
> Disturbingly, Java's XML serializer will cheerfully print out &#x0; despite the fact
that it will refuse to parse that entity.
> As a workaround, for 2.4.2 we're deliberately doublly XML-escaping non-visible control
characters, printing them as "&amp;#x0;" instead of "&#x0;" like they're supposed
to be.  That's better than any alternative I can think of (e.g. throwing the characters away
in test results, replacing them with a "?" character).

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