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

Nathan Yergler nathan at creativecommons.org
Fri Sep 18 14:38:39 EDT 2009

Hi Turadg,

Just wanted to let you know that this issue has been resolved.

Thanks again for the bug report.


On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 9:57 AM, Nathan Yergler
<nathan at creativecommons.org> wrote:
> 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:
> http://code.creativecommons.org/issues/issue447.
> Nathan
> 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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