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InsertHtml Bug?


I am having an issue with the DocumentBuilder.InsertHtml method. Consider the following call.

docBuilder.InsertHtml("<0.21 value A
>= 2.2 value B");

I would expect the result in the document to be:
<0.21 value A
>= 2.2 value B

Instead I get the following:
>= 2.2 value B

The document throws out the first line.

Any idea?

BTW - I am using Aspose Words for .NET v 5.2.2

Hi<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Thanks for your request. I think this is correct behavior. “<” is recognized as open tag. You should encode your html as shown in the following code:

Document doc = new Document();

DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

builder.InsertHtml(HttpUtility.HtmlEncode("<") + "0.21 value A
+ HttpUtility.HtmlEncode(">") + "= 2.2 value B");


Hope this helps.

Best regards.


The approach you descibe above is how I solved the issue. However, it seems strange to me that the Aspose component does not recognize what is a real html tag and what is just text. We are pulling data for a 1000 page document out of a database. The text has embedded html and text that has the < and > signs in it. It is slow and a pain to preprocess the data before adding it to the document. Are there any plans to upgrade this feature to consider the above? Note that if I put this text directly in a browser, it does the right thing.



<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

It is not correct to use “<” and “>” in HTML. <” and “>” should be used instead. Please see the following link.


Best regards.