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$content.FirstParagraph can't handle &


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3 July 2011 at 8:55pm Community Member, 2 Posts

I'm trying to switch themes from blackcandy to natureweb4 and by doing so I get an error message when $content.FirstParagraph encounters an & -

error on line 86 at column 32: xmlParseEntityRef: no name

I searched the archives and found but the page referenced seemed to be addressing a different problem. Anyway, once I remove the "&" the error goes away.


3 July 2011 at 9:36pm Forum Moderator, 474 Posts

This is because your template is an XML rather than HTML one. You can change this my removing the <?xml ?> line at the start of templates/

Alternatively, $Content.FirstParagraph.XML may escape the & properly, though it may also escape things you don't want escaped, like brackets on tags.


4 July 2011 at 7:53am Community Member, 2 Posts

Excellent - thanks Simon! Removing <?xml ?> fixed it.