Resolution to xmlParseEntityRef noname XML Error


Problem:
An XML parser returns the error “xmlParseEntityRef: noname”

Cause:
There is a stray ‘&’ (ampersand character) somewhere in the XML text eg. some text & some more text

Solution:
Solution 1: Remove the ampersand.
Solution 2: Encode the ampersand (that is replace the ‘&’ character with ‘&’ ). Remember to Decode when reading the XML text.
Solution 3: Use CDATA sections (text inside a CDATA section will be ignored by the parser.) eg. <![CDATA[some text & some more text]]>

Note: ‘&’ ‘<‘ ‘>‘ will all give problems if not handled correctly.

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