^encode( data )^

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Code Type:   Export Mark-up
Code Scope of Action:   item

^encode( data )^

translates special character such as "<" and ">" contained in the data into entities before exporting them.

RSS and Atom syndication feeds with embedded mark-up tags — such as &lt;b&gt; or &lt;p&gt; — need to convert the tags into entities; <b> becomes &amp;lt;b&gt; .

As of v2.4.0 ^encode recognises quotation marks. Single or double quotes that enclose the entire (data) string are stripped; otherwise, double quote marks are encoded.

Examples:

^encode(<b>)^ exports &lt;b&gt; .

^encode(^text^)^ exports the text of the node to HTML and then encodes that text

^encode(^get(Author)^)^ encodes whatever is stored in the user attribute "Author"

^encode(Ångstrom)^ returns &Aring;ngstrom.


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