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XML output does not handle HTML entities in titles (Origin: bugzilla #700646) #5184

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doxygen commented Jul 2, 2018

status RESOLVED severity normal in component general for ---
Reported in version 1.8.4 on platform Other
Assigned to: Dimitri van Heesch

On 2013-05-19 17:36:13 +0000, Dean Camera wrote:

When HTML entities such as ™ are used in a title, the resulting XML output is incorrectly generated. Instead of the expected or similar element, the ampersand in the entity is double-escaped.

Test case:

/** \mainpage

  • \section Sec_Info About the Contoso ™ project.
  • This section describes the Contoso ™ project.

Generated XML:

<title>About the Contoso &trade; project.</title> This section describes the Contoso project.

On 2013-05-30 20:14:07 +0000, Dimitri van Heesch wrote:

Confirmed. Should be fixed in the next GIT update.

On 2013-08-23 15:04:22 +0000, Dimitri van Heesch wrote:

This bug was previously marked ASSIGNED, which means it should be fixed in
doxygen version 1.8.5. Please verify if this is indeed the case. Reopen the
bug if you think it is not fixed and please include any additional information
that you think can be relevant.

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