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Membernames with ampersand throw exeption

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Community Member, 279 Posts

15 September 2009 at 9:11pm


I have one member in my Forum that has an "&" in his membername (Riley & Tood). If I try to view his profile in the frontend I get an errormessage:

<a href="/foren/">Foren</a> &raquo; Riley & Tood's Benutzerprofil

Is this a known bug?


Community Member, 904 Posts

15 September 2009 at 11:28pm

It's not a bug. It's just incorrectly escaped characters. In XML (and therefore also XHTML), & must be escaped to &amp;
What you could try is to ouput $Fieldname.XML in your template (instead of just $Fieldname)


Community Member, 279 Posts

16 September 2009 at 3:38am

Hello Banal,

thanks for your help. After adding nickname.XML I found out that the problem came from the breadcrumbs. The breadcrumbs show the username when you view the user´s profile. I added an htmlentities() to ForumMemberProfile.php:

	public function Breadcrumbs() {
		$nonPageParts = array();
		$parts = array();

		$forumHolder = $this->ForumHolder();
		$member = $this->Member();
		$parts[] = "<a href=\"{$forumHolder->Link()}\">{$forumHolder->Title}</a>";
		$nonPageParts[] = htmlentities($this->Title);

I did some frontend testing and didn´t find any bug caused by that change.