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Fix/navigation link special chars #18617

merged 4 commits into from Nov 25, 2019


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retrofox commented Nov 19, 2019


This PR fixes an issue when the navigation links come from blog posts/pages. We need to escape special chars when the title and label are propagated to the RichText component.

Fixes #18613

How has this been tested?

  • Create a page setting special chars at the page title, for instance <Navigation />:

Before: Confirm that the link label is empty:
Screen Shot 2019-11-19 at 3 28 22 PM

The link label should fill with the page title:

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  • My code is tested.
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  • My code follows the accessibility standards.
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  • I've updated all React Native files affected by any refactorings/renamings in this PR. .
@retrofox retrofox added this to 👀 PRs to review in Navigation block via automation Nov 19, 2019
@retrofox retrofox force-pushed the fix/navigation-link-special-chars branch from 9588991 to 87b30e7 Nov 19, 2019
@retrofox retrofox force-pushed the fix/navigation-link-special-chars branch from 87b30e7 to 34200af Nov 20, 2019
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Tested locally and works great. Used the title <!--<Navigation Link/>±Scrip<*&!--> and the label is preserved.

@retrofox retrofox merged commit 1af6467 into master Nov 25, 2019
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@youknowriad youknowriad added this to the Gutenberg 7.0 milestone Nov 25, 2019
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