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Customising the CMS

escaping HTML tags in page title


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20 April 2009 at 2:44pm 126 Posts


I'm looking for a way to allow escaped HTML tags in the page title. It's no problem to use $Title.XML in the template to escape the tags properly, but if I have a title like "<p> The Paragraph Tag" it confuses the site tree in the CMS. How can I escape HTML titles in the CMS site tree?

I can enter "&lt;p&gt; The Paragraph Tag" into the navigation label field and it works - but it's always nice to have escapes done automatically. And this could also be a possible error source if a client uses a page title with a '<' or '>' character.


Carbon Crayon

20 April 2009 at 9:12pm (Last edited: 20 April 2009 9:13pm), Community Member, 598 Posts

Hi Anatol

I think you could use onBeforeWrite() to escape the string using htmlentities() before writing, something like this:

function onBeforeWrite(){

$this->Title = htmlentities($this->Title);

return Parent::onBeforeWrite();

Havn't tried it but something like that should work :)