Escaping special characters in User Input in IzPack Installer
I have an IzPack installer that takes in a lot of User Inputs and substitutes them in an XML file. This XML file is actually the configuration file for my application.
There is a major problem that I have hit and I cant move on from it.
In the Input fields (in the installer) user can enter any text and also special characters like & # % ' etc. These special characters messes up my XML file as they are no allowed in the XML syntax and needs to be escaped. for example for & one would need & So far I have been asking the user to do this, as in escape the special characters themselves, but thats now working either.
Is there a way to have this done automatically? I really need a solution fast.
I am using IzPack V 4.1