[cc-devel] encoding of ampersand in /support/jurisdictions

Nathan Yergler nathan at creativecommons.org
Tue Sep 1 12:57:43 EDT 2009

Hi Turadg,

Thanks for bringing that to our attention; we should definitely encode
that output since we're labeling it as appropriate for direct
inclusion.  I've created a bug to track this:


On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 3:34 PM, Turadg Aleahmad<turadg at cmu.edu> wrote:
> I recently started using the "creativecommons" Drupal module that Blaise has
> been developing this summer.  Today I came across a bug that is rooted in
> CC's REST service (http://drupal.org/node/564816 ).
> The output of the /support/jurisdictions call is HTML, but not fully to spec
> because it has a naked "&" character.  I guess it depends on what version of
> HTML is being returned.  HTML4 says & *should* be encoded as &amp;.  And if
> it's supposed to be XHTML, then it's necessary.
> Specifically, I believe the output for "UK: England & Wales" should be "UK:
> England &amp; Wales". The 1.5 and dev versions both output the former.
> http://api.creativecommons.org/rest/1.5/support/jurisdictions
> http://api.creativecommons.org/rest/dev/support/jurisdictions
> Could the output be entity-encoded?  Or perhaps there could be an output
> like the ".js" for XML?
> http://api.creativecommons.org/rest/1.5/support/jurisdictions.xml
> -Turadg
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