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Fix <script> and <style> text content serialization #218

merged 1 commit into from Dec 23, 2016


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@plq plq commented Dec 21, 2016


>>> from six import BytesIO
>>> from lxml import etree
>>> f = BytesIO()
>>> with etree.htmlfile(f) as xf:
...     elt = etree.Element('script')
...     elt.text = "if (a < b);"
...     xf.write(elt)
>>> f.getvalue()
'<script>if (a < b);</script>'

... which is correct.


>>> f = BytesIO()
>>> with etree.htmlfile(f) as xf:
...     with xf.element('script'):
...         xf.write("if (a < b);")
>>> f.getvalue()
'<script>if (a &lt; b);</script>'

... which is not only incorrect, but also quite annoying :)

This patch is an attempt at fixing it.

@@ -954,7 +954,15 @@ cdef class _IncrementalFileWriter:
if self._status > WRITER_IN_ELEMENT or content.strip():
raise LxmlSyntaxError("not in an element")
content = _utf8(content)
tree.xmlOutputBufferWriteEscape(self._c_out, _xcstr(content), NULL)
if c_method == OUTPUT_METHOD_XML:
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@scoder scoder Dec 22, 2016

This seems reversed. Shouldn't your special casing apply only to HTML, instead of everything but XML?

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@plq plq Dec 23, 2016


@scoder scoder merged commit bc77035 into lxml:master Dec 23, 2016
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