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Re^3: Spreadsheet::XLSX returning &lt; &gt; and &amp; instead of < > &

by psynk (Initiate)
on Mar 08, 2013 at 13:10 UTC ( #1022415=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Spreadsheet::XLSX returning &lt; &gt; and &amp; instead of < > &
in thread Spreadsheet::XLSX returning &lt; &gt; and &amp; instead of < > &

Likely beyond my Perl skill level at the moment, but I'll keep it in mind. Meanwhile, I wrote a small function to fix the data. I also found code strings in the original data that we decided needed fixin', so this function might be all I need at the moment.

sub FixXML { $parm = $_[0]; $parm =~ s/&amp;/&/g; $parm =~ s/&gt;/>/g; $parm =~ s/&lt;/</g; $parm =~ s/&quot;/"/g; $parm =~ s/&apos;/'/g; $parm =~ s/&#xA;/\n/g; $parm =~ s/&#xa;/\n/g; $parm =~ s/&#xD;/\r/g; $parm =~ s/&#xd;/\r/g; $parm =~ s/&#x9;/\t/g; return($parm); }
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Re^4: Spreadsheet::XLSX returning &lt; &gt; and &amp; instead of < > &
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 05, 2016 at 20:37 UTC
    Note that this set of regexes will convert '&amp;lt;' to '<' due to the repeated substitutions. But you could do the &amp; substitution last to avoid that. Percents are also documented as something that gets escaped, so you'll want a substitution for that too.

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