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  • Jesper Skjønnemand 66 posts 441 karma points c-trib
    Jan 03, 2023 @ 08:42
    Jesper Skjønnemand

    issue with special characters in tags

    I experience issues with property type tags when editors use the & character in tags, e.g. "Research & Development".

    My setup is this:

    First, I check the URL for a topic value.

    var topic = string.Empty;
    topic = string.IsNullOrEmpty(Request["t"])
      ? string.Empty
      : Request["t"];

    I then transform the value to lowercase.

    var topicLow = topic.ToLower();

    Finally I look for the lowercase topic value in an array named "everything".

    var myResult = everything.Where( x => x.Value<string[]>("topicTags").Select(s => s.ToLowerInvariant()).ToArray().Contains(@topicLow) );

    This works just fine in most cases, just not when the topic tag contains a & character.

    Possible reasons for this issue and suggestions for solutions will be much appreciated.

  • Huw Reddick 1815 posts 6249 karma points MVP c-trib
    Jan 03, 2023 @ 13:03
    Huw Reddick

    It is most likely being encoded

  • Jesper Skjønnemand 66 posts 441 karma points c-trib
    Jan 17, 2023 @ 07:55
    Jesper Skjønnemand

    yup, encoding/decoding it was

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