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^encode( data )^ (DEPRECATED)

This pages describes features, codes or syntax whose use is now DEPRECATED, i.e. not advised either for new or continued pre-existing use.

Deprecated aspects of Tinderbox may be supported on a legacy basis but the latter support can't be presumed to be indefinite. Therefore you should update your active TBX documents to latest practice as soon as practical.

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 Already in v5.0.0


DEPRECATED - use ^value(escapeHTML())^. See ^value^, escapeHTML().

^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; .

Be aware that this code pre-dates Tinderbox's move to UTF-8 encoding of data output, lessening the need for as much escaping of characters. Also see the escapeHTML() action.

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


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

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

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

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

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A Tinderbox Reference File : Deprecated Usage : Deprecated Export Codes : ^encode( data )^ (DEPRECATED)