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Subject: Re: [boost] htmlspecialchars and urlencode?
From: Bjorn Reese (breese_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-02-20 07:13:17

On 02/20/2015 08:25 AM, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 1:44 PM, Mathias Gaunard
> <mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden]> wrote:

>> htmlspecialchars is just replacing < with &lt;, > with &gt; and & with &amp;
>> (optionally " with &quot; and ' with &#039; as well).

This does not take DTDs into account.

>> It's a trivial application of the replace algorithm to the world of HTML and
>> XML. I'm not sure the string algorithm lib is the right place for it, maybe
>> an XML lib would be better.
> Does Boost have a XML lib?

No (I do not count the XML parser in Boost.PropertyTree as an XML lib.)

There was a Boost.XML project at GSoC last year about creating C++
wrappers for other XML libraries, such as libxml2, but I do not know
its current status.

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